The Making Of A Person

They are not born ready-made for us.

They are made by what they are given and other stuff.

They are given life by those they are born to.

And how nurtured is in the hands of their parents, too.

So many things contribute to what this baby becomes.

So confusing as to what makes the child into a leader or into a bum.

Parents have power to do both good and bad.

Parents offer love or expectation to their girl or lad.

“Conditional” is what this is called and not the best way to go.

Manipulation to force certain behavior simply does not flow.

Better to give love just for the fact the child is being.

And allow the child their own way of being and seeing.

We are each our own person in a battle to be.

It is this struggle they must win whether he or she.

Life is this way from beginning to end.

To just simply be oneself and not to bend.

If loved for who we are it is likely we will come to be.

Not another, not my parents, only me.


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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