Stuff my dad taught me

My dad recently had his birthday and I wanted to share some lessons from him. In no particular order.

Lesson one, don’t always follow the crowd. It’s easy to be a follower. Just do what the person is doing in front of you. It’s ok to follow the crowd sometimes, not all the time. I remember my dad saying “what is popular isn’t always right, and what is right isn’t always popular” It’s hard to be a leader, that why there aren’t many.

However you don’t have to be a leader to anyone. Just be a leader to yourself. Lead yourself down the right path, whatever one you see yourself going up.

Lesson two, family is key. It’s important to be there for one another in good times and bad. I remember traveling for family functions both joyous and sad ones too. We were there for each other.

Lesson three, traditions are important but they can change. We learn our values and traditions from, the generation before us. There a saying in Judaism L’dor V’dor from generation to generation. I hope that the lessons I learn from my dad, about being honest, respectful, a good person, being there, ect will be instilled into my daughter.

I know I’ve learned a lot more from my dad, however these 3 stick out. Below is a podcast episode I did on the same topic. I hope you check it out.

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Published by Dan Ferber

Hi, I am in my early '40s with a wife and a young daughter. I am doing this so I can share my ideas, thoughts, and creativity with the world. I also wanted to find new ways to express myself. I hope you enjoy it.

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