It's funny sometimes when you think you are saying something new.
I was having a discussion with my daughter about the crazy times we live in, how unpredictable they feel, and said words to the effect "If there is going to be a major upheaval, I'd rather it happen now so I can deal with it, than leave it for you.
Then I run across this Thomas Paine quote..
"A generous parent would have said, 'if there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine, Common Sense