Quote: Imagine if you...


I just read a quote in Reader’s Digest, October 2001 and I need you people’s help to understand it. Please explain it to me.

" Imagine if you succeeded in making the world perfect for your children what a shock the rest of life would be for them."


What is perfect in the eyes of a child is not necessarily very satisfying in the eyes of an adult.

Mister Micawber’s interpretation is interesting.

There’s something parents often say, which might also be an alternative way of understanding the sentence:

If you make life too cosy for your children, they might be less prepared for the ‘real world’.

I like Conchita’s better. The concept of a ‘shock’ I couldn’t fit in to my interpretation very well.