They expelled him from the family scene. But as they left, they saw helicopters and maids come down to look for him. What’s that noise? Some wondered. And those abundant lights coming down from the sky, what are they?
Others said it’s UFOs, said the children. People were beginning to get excited by that shocking noise. The crockery and cutlery were beginning to shake, and many believed it was an earthquake. But in their desperation, they went out into the street and their jaws dropped when they noticed that all that commotion, noise, and lights that came from the sky were nothing more and nothing less than about five helicopters that descended. And in each one there were three maids who they bowed to him and called Mr.
Ignacio essay. That man who minutes ago had been expelled from that family banquet. When a child is born, the family gathers to celebrate his birth. Many carry him and others caress him. The good family atmosphere and joy radiates for those people.
But when the family is one that stands out among the others for reasons of wealth, the celebration meeting for the birth of the baby changes completely. And this is what happened in Carl’s family when little Ignacio was born. They all gathered to see it days before some of his cousins were born and others would be born later, since it was a very large family. When the patriarch, Karl, saw his new grandson, he threw him in his arms and predicted that this would be a great doctor because he was very serious. Then everyone would get together and celebrate the arrival of a doctor in the family.
High expectations grew with the passing of time. The new births brought lawyers, scientists, engineers, and even a President to the Republic. After what the grandfather said, the little boy’s parents worked hard with many specialists and professionals to forge the path of the boy in terms of profession that the grandparents had already predicted. That family excelled in the mining business. They sold gold and diamonds, buy the lot, and this, of course, allowed them to have a very comfortable quality of life.
Every year they held a meeting anywhere in the world, and they were given a week’s notice so they could attend. Everything was secret to avoid dangers and above all, risks. But something happened with Ignacio. As time passed, his parents noticed that the seriousness that characterized him was being lost. With the passing of days.
He did not obey his teachers and governors. What’s more, the only thing he wanted was to play video games all day or go outside for a walk. Traveling and exploring was his favorite pastime. His parents didn’t know what to do with him anymore. That’s why the family began to see him as a weirdo grandpa Carl talked to him and tried to help him change, but the complaints and disobedience were increasing.
Ignacio as a child did not understand why he had to be a doctor. Blood scared him, and he didn’t like the hospitals. His other cousins didn’t want to hang out with him because of his rebelliousness, of not wanting to be a doctor, and they even looked down at him at meetings. His parents were also judged for not having a strong hand with little Ignacio. His father, Ernesto Karl, was a very busy man as he worked contacting people around the world to be able to offer him his jewelry and minerals that he extracted from the family business, mining.
But despite that, he had a big heart and his wife a lot of charity. That’s why they did not judge his son and secretly let him do what he wanted, but with responsibility. They forged him to be disciplined, and thus he could have a good future because they were convinced that discipline will overcome intelligence one day. The relationships they formed throughout the world for the sale of diamonds and gold were the best. Ignacio grew up knowing very important men and women around the world and learned a lot from them.
He loved hearing the stories of how such successful personalities became so rich in life. Time passed very quickly for everyone. Those children were already becoming men and women. Ignacio saw how time took away his sweet mother, and he was left alone with his father. Everyone in the family spoke ill of them, saying that Ignacio had slipped out of his parents’hands and that he was a bum without a job or benefit.
The family reunions considered to be recurrent, and in each one they saw how those men and women fulfilled their goals and graduated and what their grandfather urged them to do. Happy or unhappy. It was something they complied with since they’ve been trained since childhood to comply. Ignacio, one day, tired of the mistreatment by his family, asked his father for a little money to be able to travel and find what to do for life. His father wholeheartedly advanced part of his inheritance and saw how his son became a man by traveling to another country and beginning to live his own experiences.
But of course, this was frowned upon by others in the Carl family. Ignacio’s father had to put up with the ridicule and humiliation from his brothers, father, and even his nephews, who were all professionals. No one knew anything about the business, not even his own father. But Ignacio promised him to come back successful, and his father had faith that this would happen and that his sweet wife from heaven would take care of his son. Eleven years passed.
Then. The anniversary of reunions of the Carl family was approaching. That’s why they had urged to choose a restaurant at the top floor of a building to commemorate the ceremony. Everyone attended in their best clothes, but of course, looking badly at Ignacio’s father and belittling him, his own father and his grandfather. Carl had taken away his inheritance, and he didn’t even want to see him at the meetings because he said that he had failed as a father.
But he always managed to go with the hope of seeing his son again, because when he promised him that one day he would appear at that meeting, when everyone sat down at the table, they began with the ceremony. Suddenly, a call alerted everyone they were the security guards announcing the arrival of an individual who walked to that building and did not have a car to enter. Suddenly they reported that his name was Ignacio Carl. Grandpa Carl got very angry and asked not to be let through. But Ignacio’s father took the phone away from his grandson and told the guards to open the doors for his son.
When Ignacio arrived, wearing black pants and a T shirt and casual shoes, everyone, when they saw that, got angry because they said it was disrespecting the stands that they did. When Ignacio was absent, Grandpa Carl took the floor and said, I love all my grandchildren present because they have given me a lot of joy.
Everyone here fulfilled their goals, and now they’re successful doctors, lawyers, engineers, and even a candidate for the Republic. But unfortunately, there is one of my children who was disinherited because he did not follow the right path to take his son. And today he is a bum without a job or benefit, who travels the world, yes, but as a backpacker and who had the nerve to come walking.
Of course, he does not have enough money to even buy a car. That’s why I would like these two people to leave, because they no longer belong to our sociocultural stratum. Ignacio, very angry, stood up from the table and took his father’s hand. Then he pulled him to the large space he had outside the huge windows of the said restaurant. What are you going to say to the helipad?
His cousins asked him, as if making fun of him. Some said that he might even throw himself out of shame and disgrace. But when Ignacio and his father came out, everyone wondered what that big deafening noise was. The whole table began to move, and they even thought it was an earthquake. The many lights in the sky seemed like part of a show, and they even thought that NASA had arrived in their huge saucers.
When everything started to move, the Carl family very quickly went to the heliport and in the sky they saw that five helicopters were descending. When they got down. Each had three maids on board. They all got out, and together with the pilots, they bowed to Don’t Ignacio. One of them brought him his coat and said, And Sir, sir, here is the megaphone you asked for.
Then Ignacio said, My good father did not force me to become someone unhappy who does what he does not like. He and my good mother introduced me to good people around the world. When I traveled, I realized that my circle was very special, that’s why I studied marketing and administration in England and thanks to my good spirits today I am the representative of one of the best known and best paid footballers in the world. I have shares and many important companies around the world and I even have five helicopters I bought to take you to see my mansion in Paris. But I see that you haven’t changed.
I’m taking my father with me who I just inherited. But that doesn’t matter. No. Because I have 1000 times more money than all of you put together. The clothes they wear and the cell phones they have are my property and the actions I own allow me to say so.
I hope they’re happy but I doubt they are living a life full of prejudice and banalities. It’s then that Ignacio boarded one of his helicopters and began to take off. The entire Carl family couldn’t believe what they were witnessing at that moment. They were open mouths. That despise child today was more successful than the whole family put together.
No one was more eager to continue at that ceremony. And after grandpa Carl’s death the whole family fell apart. But they watched Ignacio and his father on television. Always surrounded by the tycoons of the world. Friend.
We’ve reached the end of this story. Tell us what you thought. It’s definitely a story that makes us think and reflect on the decisions, tastes and desires of our children. They don’t always have to follow a logical straight line in this life of what we want them to do. They have to do what really makes them feel fulfilled and happy.