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Revealed: Ancient Wisdom From Centuries Past
If you are like me, it is hard to turn on the television. Not because you cannot find the clicker. Not because you must go through a 12-step sequence just to watch a show. If you are like me, TV means a never-ending parade of Doofus Dads. Guys who are unlike anyone I know. Bumbling, fumbling. Embarrassingly rescued by the superior wisdom of their 10-year-old kid. Or other family member. It gets old. Tiresome. You take it in stride, but you do not like it. And it is everywhere. In commercials, dramas, comedies… even the “news.” Who is the idiot? Dad. Makes me sick… you too?
Most guys I know work hard. Provide for their families. Do good things. Become fathers. Accept their responsibility and do their best. And it has pretty much always been this way. Some folks say that we all become our fathers. There is truth in that saying. Most guys have had the experience of talking to their kids and realizing… I am saying the same things my dad said to me… in the same way! Ancient wisdom, handed down through the centuries. “Make your bed.” “Clean up your toys.” “Play nice with your sister.” “Don’t let money burn a hole in your pocket.” “Don’t complain, don’t explain.” “Measure twice, cut once.”
Guys like you have honored me over the last 31 years with your confidence. When I first got started, about a third of you were World War II vets. A sailor, captured on Wake Island a couple of weeks after Pearl Harbor. A machinist mate on the Yorktown at Midway, who “went swimming” when the torpedoes sank her. A P-51 Mustang pilot wounded by a bone-breaking bullet through his leg, who still made it home. My own uncle, a PT boat captain in the Pacific. Some at Normandy. Some serving with Patton. All guys. All competent. All dads. Most all of them have passed. But the wisdom remains.
The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
Your Turn Now
The men I meet today are not so different. Challenges have changed, but the calm competence remains. The eager willingness to take on tough jobs, to accomplish worthy goals. So different than the stereotypes of popular culture. Let us remember the importance of passing along this “ancient wisdom.” We owe it to our sons and daughters.
News has always been supported by selling advertising. Today that means clicks. Attention-grabbing headlines, so-called “click-bait”, are everywhere. Resistance to facts. Ignorance of history. Rejection of logic. Suspicion of reason. Why not make your life an antidote to the crazy?
When you avoid nursing home poverty, you demonstrate that your lifetime of constructive work was well worth the effort. You and your spouse remain secure and in control. At the end, the leftovers, your remaining assets, become a thoughtful legacy for those you leave behind. Actions speak louder than words.
That is a powerful message. Hard work does pay. Enduring faithfulness has rewards that extend through time. Results justify the struggle.
Not Chance, Your Choice
You can continue your legacy… there is nothing inevitable about losing your independence and security. All of that is a choice. Despite what “everybody else” says. For thirty years, people have told me, “I’ve never heard of this before!” “If this is real, why doesn’t everyone do it?”
You know the answer… it is the same answer for most questions about why people do not do what is best.
The Answer Is: It is hard. Difficult. Not easy. Like being a good, faithful father, a devoted dad. There are no shortcuts. Only by doing it right do you get the results.
Well, here you are. Now you know. No excuses. You have the information, insight, inspiration. Now it is your turn. Ignore the message? Invite poverty? Or get the freely offered information. To make wise decisions. For you. For your loved ones.
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