“Make it good and strong,”
A farmer used to work hard every night, making a wooden bowl. “What are you doing, father?” asked the oldest of his children.
“I am making a bowl for grandfather because he breaks all the porcelain bowls. I am making one that will not break.”
“Make it good and strong,” said the son.
“Sure - but why?” asked the father.
“So that you can use it too when you grow old.”