I think one of man’s greatest innovation is automation. I mean, it not like I’m lazy o, but I love ease. You want hot water, just turn the tap to the left. You want hot bread, just leave the bread in a toaster. You want clean clothes, just throw the clothes into a washing machine. You want pounded yam, just throw the yam in a pounder. You want hot food, just leave the meal in a microwave. The list is endless.
It is an error to think that by having a fully automated home that you’re making your kids spoilt or that you can only teach kids about life by sufferhead. I mean, who told you they ever have to be exposed to harsh conditions before they can learn life? Naturally, humans are survivors. Truth is, whether we have it simple or tough, when push comes to shove, our survival instincts will kick in AUTOMATICALLY. Even the creator understands the concept of automation.
So here’s my take. Give yourself and your kids any kinda comfort you can afford. You’re not spoiling them. They’re only spoilt if you don’t teach them good interpersonal skills. They must be taught to respect every human being in spite of race or class or colour or belief. Now that, is the real preparation you can give any kid for life. That being said, I would love a glass of smoothie. I need a smoothie maker asap!