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Family comes first

For me, I always notice how hard it can be to take care of your family. Since I haven’t really got a family “ownership”, I still try my hardest to take care of my parents, and think of it as a practice for my future. My father and me use our evenings to watch movies together (sometimes my mother watches with us), and talk to my grandparents, who are 11,178 km away, in Calcutta, using Skype, a communication network. I do my Jiu-Jitsu classes with a Brazilian coach, and we have an oath to pursue friendship, but more importantly, study the 6 blades, which are Family, Respect, Loyalty, Discipline, Attitude, and Honour. Notice how family is the first blade. According to Sensei (our instructor) family is everything. We come with families that we just have to bear with, and families that we care for, families that care for us. My Sensei had tough family life. He lived on the streets, but now he has a 4th degree Black Belt, and is famous for his skills. Our families come first, and whatever they say, however that sounds, they will be correct.

By Rudra Chakrabarti

I am a writer, illustrator and a reviewer of children's books. I have collaborated with my dad to write/illustrate books. We also run a YouTube channel together. :D