Must-Read: Learn About Fatherhood
We spend a lot of time on this site going through a variety of pieces of advice when it comes to living up the sweet life as a relatively young guy without a care in the world. But we also promote a healthy amount of sex in these parts, and the thing about sex is that it is around really for one very specific thing, and that is making babies. One of these days, for some of you at least, you’re going to have to be a father. And then it comes down to what kind of father are you going to be: Are you going to put away your personal struggles and goals for the child? Or will you turn into one of those deadbeat dads who only cares about themselves? In many ways, this is the question that determines whether or not a man has lived a good life. So, yeah, it’s important.
And so today we’re heading on over to AskMen.com where they have a list of quotes that you should keep in mind if you’re about to enter the big, wide, wacky world of fatherfood. For instance, here’s three that struck a particular chord with us:
“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.”
– Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.”
– Dan Pearce
“Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half, especially if he has a teenage daughter.”
– Guy Lombardo
So head on over to the link above and get to reading some wisdom.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.