• I used to say that I see a difference between people who've had children and those who haven't. Let me rephrase that: I see a difference between those who've raised children and those who haven't. There are those who've had children without ever raising them and those who've raised many without ever having their own. For better or worse, it's the sacrifices and reordering of priorities—the daily decisions based on the belief that our own importance is preceded by that of every child we've chosen to raise—that changes us forever

    Taiki Matsuura
  • I’ve been asked why some people who’ve survived so much pain and suffering in their lives aren’t more understanding and compassionate towards others. My answer is because they haven’t survived, at least not yet

    Taiki Matsuura
  • I've found that many loving parents have lost focus of what parenting is about. Our obligation as parents is not to make our children happy – it's to teach them how to be happy; it's not to make our children comfortable – it's to teach them how to tolerate discomfort. For these lessons, upsetting to them as they may be now, will better equip them for survival later when it matters most

    Taiki Matsuura
  • Our obligation as parents is not to make our children happy – it's to teach them how to be happy; it's not to make our children comfortable – it's to teach them how to tolerate discomfort. For these lessons, upsetting to them as they may be now, will better equip them for survival later when it matters most

    Taiki Matsuura
  • Spending time with the dying has taught me the crucial difference between delaying death and saving a life. If you rescue someone from a burning building, heal a fatal wound, or cure a terminal illness, then you've delayed death. If you make whatever time left worth living, then you've saved a life

    Taiki Matsuura
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