One Reddit user asked others about the important lessons their "good fathers" taught them and was immediately flooded with nostalgic responses.
With everything that's been going around the world, we are in desperate need of some wholesome content and one Reddit user happened to provide us with exactly that. User oldskoolflavor recently posed a question giving way to answers that will immediately transport us back to our nostalgic childhood days. Those who grew up with a good father. What was the most important thing you learned from him? asked the Original Poster. "You are the only person you have to live with for the rest of your life." In other words, take responsibility for what you do, learn how to move past your mistakes, and realize that your actions have consequences, shared gaynazifurry4bernie in response. This comment was the most upvoted of all and received over 34,000 points.
Another u/blackviper6 was reminded of something similar their stepdad had thought them. My stepdad taught something similar. All actions have consequences be that good or bad. And to really think about my choices before jumping in headlong, wrote the Redditor. The next lesson that resonated with many was about kindness. My dad taught me to always be kind. Kindness isn’t loud, it doesn’t need to be stated. It should just be inherent in everything you do. You don’t have to like everyone or treat them well if they don’t treat you well, but you should try to approach everyone with the same kindness you’d wish they’d give you, expressed panicked228.
User Effett shared that their dad never said this out loud but imparted the value of kindness through his actions. Same, while it was never literally taught, he has always been a role model in how he treated me and others with kindness and empathy, shared the user. When things got tough for some, their fathers remained them that "If it was easy, everyone would do it." Responding to OrangeGumby27's post, Reddit user 3ebfan expressed how this lesson helped them wade through her career, especially when things got rough. This is what I have to remind myself when my job gets real tough. Everyone in my family loves to quit when the going gets tough and it's something I've really had to work hard to fight against, they wrote.
People seemed smitten by user wutryougonnad0's father who had many lessons to teach his kids, including the value of spending time with family members and patience. To always make your loved ones a priority. Make it your purpose, shared the user, adding, My dad was and is a superhero. Always will be. The next thing I'd say I learnt from him was patience. Whenever he was upset with me or thought there was something up, he'd ask me about it and wait until I was done with my side before saying anything. Really made me feel heard and less worried to tell him something even when I knew its not what he'd like to hear.
The value of learning was next up on the list. User Pyratekyd_Kidd wrote: My dad taught me to indulge my love for learning. Want to read a history of the Aztecs at 6 years old? He took me to the library and we got a real history book and he helped explain what I had a hard time reading. Want to help in the garage? He taught me all the tools and taught me how to clean them and oil them and how to use them. He always took me seriously and answered every question. He was my greatest teacher and my biggest defender and my rock. I lost him in 2003 and I have missed him every minute since then. How I raised my kids has a whole lot to do with how he raised me.