LONG LIVE THE KING!
Today is my fathers birthday. I've been blessed with the gift of excellent parents/friends/mentors and I’ll never be able to express how much that means to me. I was going to share some of the more vital life lessons my father has taught me, but I’m not, because I’m selfish. Instead, I’m going to share some quotes/conversations I've had with my father that have helped shape me as a person.
“I’m so glad that none of you are stupid. I mean, I would have loved all of you no matter what, but……phew, would have been rough.”
“If it’s a fair fight, you came unprepared.”
“yeaaaaaah I can’t go to that country, and you look enough like me that you probably shouldn't go either.”
“If I ask you about something you’re lying about, I already know you’re lying, I just want to see if you are smart enough to tell the truth.”
“Yeah, life is sometimes shitty and unfair, that doesn't mean it’s impossible.”
“You will always hear that something’s impossible from people that haven’t tried shit.”
“For being so smart, sometimes you make really dumb decisions.”
Dad: “Your'e late, make sure you respect other peoples time. Not even sending a text is basically telling me that I’m not worth the 10 seconds it take you to give me a heads up, and that my time is expendable to you.
“Don’t ever forget how important you are to your mother and I.”
“I see so much of myself in you, you are going to have to work to keep yourself interested and involved. Do so, it’s worth it.”
“I love you.”
I still learn more when I go home than I do in every other aspect of my life. Don’t overlook the people that invest themselves in you. They are the most valuable influences you have.