posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:47 PM
reply to post by kdog1982
I thought we had conversed before. Peace. I remember a story I read a long time ago, just cannot remember the title. It was about a father and son (I
have all daughters), the father and son would wrestle every weekend, the father always won. One day the son won and both knew that their roles in life
had changed. I have been very blessed, I had a great father and I respected his integrity and intelligence. One day he had a mini stroke and I had to
take his car keys away from him and move him in with me. He continued to be an inspiration to me and my daughters simply loved him, they never got to
see him at his best; but, then again they did.
In my career, when I was younger, I was full of energy and piss and vinegar. I had an assistant, he was young and terrified of me and my friends. One
day, when I was insane, he had to drive me somewhere because I didn't want to fly (I am a jerk at times), he drove me about 400 miles and while we
were driving my friends kept calling him, they told him that if I didn't make it back it was his fault and they would deal with him. One of the
people was a billionaire (since deceased) and another had a dubious military background, the rest do not matter. That young man went on to learn quite
a lot and I am so very proud of him, he got it and he kept his morals. I retire soon and leave him as a testament to what I learned. His father is a
man of character, the best of the blue collars that wanted his son to be white collar. His father, like mine, suffered a stroke.
The best we get is to leave behind someone who learned from us, someone that listened to us because we had something of value to teach, that is our
academy award. I am glad your son is learning from you. Peace. Get old and give him what you have while you have it.