Things My Dad Taught Me

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Since: Dec 10

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#1 Sep 6, 2013
My dad and I didn't do a lot of things together.


My dad never took me fishing or showed me how to clean a fish.
My dad never took me hunting or showed me how to field dress a deer.
My dad never taught me how to swim or ride a bike.
My dad never taught me how to swing a hammer or measure a board.
My dad never taught me how to fire a rifle or reload ammunition.
My dad never taught me how to change a flat tire or work on a car.
In fact, the only thing I can think of that dad actively taught me was how to play a guitar. He was a very talented musician.

Still, I learned from what he didn't do and made it a priority to actively teach my children things my dad didn't actively teach me.

Here are a few of the things my dad taught me.......

A child should never fear his father.

Raise your children; don't simply let them grow up.

Words hurt more than a beating, and the pain lasts much longer.

It's never okay to be cruel.

Never cheat on your wife.

Alcohol abuse can ruin relationships and destroy families.

If you have one dollar left at the end of the week, a loaf of bread for your family is better than a bottle of beer for yourself.

Repeated apologies for the same thing quickly lose their credibility.

Family is Number One Priority because without family, you have nothing.

It's okay to cry.

Ignoring a problem won't make it go away.

Always strive to do the right thing because you never know who's watching.

If a man's word is no good, his signature on a piece of paper is no good either.

Make time for your children. Always.

Tell your children you love them. Often.


Never let your children go to bed hungry. Ever.

Don't make promises you don't intend to keep... especially promises you make to your children.

“Grateful,Humble, and Blessed!!”

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Since: Jan 13

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#2 Sep 6, 2013
My Dad taught me that as human beings you are going to make mistakes and have setbacks persuing the right things, but you will only fail, when you give up or you never even make a brave attempt at trying in the first place..

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#3 Sep 6, 2013
My dad taught me work ethic.
You work hard at something, you will achieve your goal.

He also taught me to not be afraid to do things on your own, don't have to pay someone else to do something when you can do it if you work and/or put your brain to it.

“If you're happy & you know it”

Level 7

Since: Feb 13

clap your hands!

#4 Sep 6, 2013
My dad taught me to shoot & how to fix most things on my own car. He also taught me that to get anywhere in life you have to work hard and not be afraid to get a little dirt on your hands.

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#5 Sep 6, 2013
My dad taught me "when in doubt, read the directions"

“Greybox Rambler”

Level 5

Since: Feb 13

In the woods...

#6 Sep 6, 2013
My dad taught me:
How to hunt...
How to shoot...
How to gut...and
How to make a nutritious meal living off the land.

He also taught me:
Morals...(which is damn lacking in this day & age)...
Too respect my elders...
Too respect my teachers and learn from them...
Too always open a door for a woman...
Too do a job to the best of ability no matter how shity that job was...

“My Favorite Aunt”

Since: Dec 08

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#7 Sep 6, 2013
My Dad Taught me how to listen to my own inner voice. My Dad is very spiritual much like Yoda on Star Wars.I have that gene naturally, but Dad is much more focused.He teaches transcendence meditation since he was in his mid 60's until now in his late 70's.He is an activist towards many causes for the last 30 yrs. He has the soul of a gentle Jedi.....Which I truly admire. He is the calm in the middle of torrential weather.He has taught me how to lay in a bed of nails and learn much from the pain in life, and value with heart felt gratitude for the life blessing no matter how small. He taught me inner life skills that always guide me. Oh yeah....and my Dad taught me when jogging far from home, eye out a pop to squat(that no one can see ya) if ya gotta take a dump.
Enquiring minds

New York, NY

#8 Sep 6, 2013
Just call me BETH wrote:
My Dad Taught me how to listen to my own inner voice. My Dad is very spiritual much like Yoda on Star Wars.I have that gene naturally, but Dad is much more focused.He teaches transcendence meditation since he was in his mid 60's until now in his late 70's.He is an activist towards many causes for the last 30 yrs. He has the soul of a gentle Jedi.....Which I truly admire. He is the calm in the middle of torrential weather.He has taught me how to lay in a bed of nails and learn much from the pain in life, and value with heart felt gratitude for the life blessing no matter how small. He taught me inner life skills that always guide me. Oh yeah....and my Dad taught me when jogging far from home, eye out a pop to squat(that no one can see ya) if ya gotta take a dump.
and he taught you to wipe with what?

“Hi!”

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Since: Jun 12

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#9 Sep 6, 2013
Growing up, I didn't know I had a choice of going to college or not, the choice was which college. My Dad's point was get educated and learn to take care of yourself and be self sufficient before allowing anyone else to. Be independent, strong female and don't take crap from anyone. The sky is the limit. He also taught faith, love & religion. To this day, he is the most Brilliant man I've ever met. Thank you God for picking him for me.

“My Favorite Aunt”

Since: Dec 08

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#10 Sep 6, 2013
Enquiring minds wrote:
<quoted text>and he taught you to wipe with what?
Gee......I do bring a Pogo stick when I jog...just in case. Get it ? Po-go. LOL

Since: Nov 10

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#11 Sep 6, 2013
My dad would tell us...we had an Irish last name...but we were born in America...so we were Americans...not Irish.

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Since: Apr 13

Toronto, Canada

#12 Sep 6, 2013
My dad taught me a lot of things, but the one thing that stands out most is when he taught me to fish.

Since: Nov 10

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#13 Sep 6, 2013
PaulOuth wrote:
My dad taught me a lot of things, but the one thing that stands out most is when he taught me to fish.
I know this can be important time between a child and a father...:)

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#14 Sep 9, 2013
mine died when I was young, so I cant really say If he taught me anything that I could actually use, except how to be a hothead like he was. lol

even so, That I think was kinda useful because my mother was the quiet meek kind of person, so if I had a choice of how I was gonna be, I really think being able to say what I think and push for what I believe in is a much better way than letting people walk all over u. my mom once told me that she wished she could be more like me in that respect. lol - I think that was a compliment. lol
but a nice blend of Both of my parents would have been much nicer...

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#15 Sep 9, 2013
Just call me BETH wrote:
My Dad Taught me how to listen to my own inner voice.
That's a great thing to be taught. Too many people rely on outside influence when they can really think for themselves and figure things out.

“I care more about my character”

Level 7

Since: Jun 11

...... then my reputation

#16 Sep 9, 2013
When on a date, keep an aspirin between your knees, lol.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#17 Sep 9, 2013
Beautiful Black Molly wrote:
When on a date, keep an aspirin between your knees, lol.
When on a date, how to get my date to drop the aspirin. tee-hee.

“Will cause trouble when bored”

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Since: Dec 12

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#18 Sep 9, 2013
My dad taught me how to think before I speak.
How to be a good girl. How not to get grounded anymore. And english on the pool table and how to play golf.

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#19 Sep 9, 2013
My father taught me about self defense and taekwondo.

Vee

“Man Of Every Hour”

Since: Dec 06

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#20 Sep 9, 2013
My dad TOLD me (I dont think it was a TAUGHT lesson in between his screaming and yelling all the time) NEVER start your car with the radio on. Nothing kills a battery faster.

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