“The most necessary man is he with whom you are.” -Leo Tolstoy
One of my son’s favorite books is The Three Questions (Based on a Story by Leo Tolstoy).
The story takes a child-friendly adventure through Tolstoy’s famous questions:
Who is the most important one?
What is the right thing to do?
When is the best time to do things?
The main idea– give all of your attention to the present scene and players, and do everything you can to contribute.
The most important one, is the one you are with… and the right thing to do, is what he most needs…. and the best time to do it is now.
I have been struck by how much these questions resonate with Seb (age 6). When it is just the 2 of us playing or talking, he will stop the action and ask with a big smile, “who is the most important one?” Or, when he wants to do something fun he will remind me, “when is the best time to do things?” Continue Reading…