The things we learn never get converted into DNA to be passed down the blood line – we have to discover for ourselves what it takes to go through adolescence, how to build relationships with others and how to bring up children of our own. As children, we never believe our parents could ever have had the same experiences as us - and as parents we struggle to show our children how much we do know about what they are going through.
As my old man says: easy to spend, hard to make.
Rupert Lee Browne is ceo of Caxton FX.
Rupert (and other members of the crowd will be appearing at the launch of Andy Golding's What we fail to teach our kids about money) Thursday 22nd March at The National Liberal Club, 6.30PM.