According to The Stir.Cafemon, we all want to do right by our kids as parents. We want to be the best possible version of ourselves. We want to lead by example.
And for many of us, we want to teach our children the value of a hard day's work. And although it isn't always easy, and although we sometimes fail, we always try at the very least.
Yu Youzhen became a millionaire, by selling the land her vegetable farm resided on (then made even more money, thanks to a few smart business decisions), and she still gets up six days a week at 3:00 in the morning to pick up trash off the streets just to "set an example" for her kids? To try to ensure they don't become entitled brats with no work ethic whatsoever?
One mom did. And she's been doing it for 15 long years.
Yu Youzhen is somewhat of a celebrity in her hometown of Wuhan City in Central China because, yes, she's a millionaire (she owes 17 apartment buildings), but still manages to get up every day to clean the streets of her city.
Her job pays her $230 a month, she has to wake up at 3:00 a.m. six days a week.
Youzhen told local reporters: "I want to set an example for my son and daughter, a person can't just sit at home and 'eat away' a whole fortune."
She also noted that she was motivated when she saw other former landowners lose all their earnings to gambling and drugs. As for her children -- well, what Youzhen is doing is working.
Currently, her son works as a driver, earning about $320 a month, while her daughter is an office worker, making $480 a month.
What would you do if you were a millionaire; would you continue to work to set an examples for your children?