Obvious Advice from a Dad to His Son

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Son, if you hate your job, get another job. Another option is to keep the same job and keep hating it.

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Son, those who can, might. Those who can’t, won’t. This has been proven.

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Son, if you always wanted a dog, buy a dog. Then you’ll have what you always wanted: a dog.

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Son, if it’s dark, turn on the light. If there’s no light, adjust, Son.

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Son, if you want to know how someone would react to something, tell them, and see how they react. Another option is to not tell them and always wonder.

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Son, distractions only prevent you from giving your full attention to something. That’s what a distraction is for pete’s sake.

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Son, if someone is a jerk to you, avoid them. Then they can’t physically be a jerk to you.

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Son, if someone tells you they’re a time-traveller, they’re lying.

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Son, better rich and alive than broke and dead. Tell yourself that in the morning, and see what happens.

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Son, no one is perfect. So you’re not perfect. Remember that, Son.

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Son, if you want something that makes you happy, try a lot of things. When you find one that makes you happy, keep doing that, Son.

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Son, you can go faster to arrive quicker, but the only thing you’ll gain is a quicker arrival.

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Son, if someone is called “the big bopper”, or “the little bopper”, or any kind of bopper, then that person is probably a big attention hog.

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Son, remember that everyone is human. Except for non-human alien people. They’re not human.

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Son, luck is real. It’s just not super-dependable.

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Son, laughter and a good night’s sleep are the keys health. So find the things that wake you up, and destroy them in a way that makes you laugh.

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Son, if you want to get good at something, try it for two years. If you really want to be good, five years. If you’re still not good, give up.

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