Do You Want To Be Like Your Dad?

  • twonutbuster

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    May 15, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    do you wish to be just like your dad?
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    May 15, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
    not particularly..
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    May 15, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    yes i look very much like my father too.. fortunately I've mo mother to thank that I'm not entirely looking like him, I'm broader, softened features and more bulky, my father is very lean.

    the only thing is, that my father can work long hair, I unfortunately can't icon_sad.gif
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    May 15, 2009 5:09 AM GMT
    At this age, yes, he was pretty sporty and athletic, Judo chamion and all... and well, he certainly is aging pretty gracefully (Mental note to be grateful for my father's genetic material in my DNA)

    On the other hand. Grrrrr... now you are making me want to be like my father, that can't be good! icon_lol.gif
  • Webster666

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    May 15, 2009 5:14 AM GMT
    What a great question.
    In just one way, I would like to be like my dad.
    He was perfectly comfortable and outgoing around people, in any situation. I'm just the opposite, and it's torture.


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    May 15, 2009 7:16 AM GMT
    to be like my father? hell, no! he's a cheater. he's a good person but a bad father. i promised myself that never be like him as a cheater.
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    May 15, 2009 7:21 AM GMT



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    May 15, 2009 8:27 AM GMT
    I have the MOST WONDERFULL DAD IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLDicon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_biggrin.gif (no really I do) I wish I had his ambition, his strength, character, genius, confidence, smoothness, mental, emotional, physical energy, generocity, humility, his sense of humor....his ability to bring me up when I was sooo down I thought I would literally suffocate and drown in my sorrow and anguish....his ability to accept and love me NO MATTER WHAT....every thing and every one he touches turns to gold and has a positive lasting impression. He encourages others to live their lives to the fullest, and believes that we all have amazing levels of potential, that deserves/needs to be unlocked for the broader good/betterment of humanity and ourselves( he is a DVM Doctor of veteranary medicine, realestate tycoon, world traveler, loving father, son, brother, friend, husband, uncle....he is also twice my age and training for a 50mile marathon...yes I am as proud of him as he is of me, he keeps me on my toes, and gives loving advice, as well as tough love(lights a fire under my ass when neededicon_lol.gif ).....yes I would love to have dads attributes, but still retain my own individuality....but those are some hard shoes to fill...
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    May 15, 2009 8:28 AM GMT
    No. Not ever

    He was a colossal prick who pushed me away, while embracing my brother and mom when he got cancer, and then he died, leaving me to wonder why he loved me less.

    What the fuck
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    May 15, 2009 8:32 AM GMT
    BLOODNFIRE saidI have the MOST WONDERFULL DAD IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLDicon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_biggrin.gif (no really I do) I wish I had his ambition, his strength, character, genius, confidence, smoothness, mental, emotional, physical energy, generocity, humility, his sense of humor....his ability to bring me up when I was sooo down I thought I would literally suffocate and drown in my sorrow and anguish....his ability to accept and love me NO MATTER WHAT....every thing and every one he touches turns to gold and has a positive lasting impression. He encourages others to live their lives to the fullest, and believes that we all have amazing levels of potential, that deserves/needs to be unlocked for the broader good/betterment of humanity and ourselves( he is a DVM Doctor of veteranary medicine, realestate tycoon, world traveler, loving father, son, brother, friend, husband, uncle....he is also twice my age and training for a 50mile marathon...yes I am as proud of him as he is of me, he keeps me on my toes, and gives loving advice, as well as tough love(lights a fire under my ass when neededicon_lol.gif ).....yes I would love to have dads attributes, but still retain my own individuality....but those are some hard shoes to fill...




    but hopefully I will exceed his successicon_wink.gif
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    May 15, 2009 8:34 AM GMT
    if for some reason I do not...I know for a fact that he will always be proud of meicon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2009 8:36 AM GMT
    not really. But i was told we have some similar character traitsicon_eek.gif
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    May 15, 2009 8:38 AM GMT
    I should be so lucky.

    My dad was the oldest of 6. He had always had a job, but by the time he was 16, he was a manager of a grocery store. He and the next youngest, my Uncle Rich, took the brunt of my grandfather's abuse. That was until my dad, a junior in high school, threw his father across the kitchen table and told him he would never hit him again. Then he left home.

    He lived out of his car for a few months until he saved enough money for a place of his own and then graduated high school. He paid his own way through college.

    He married my mom, a divorced woman with a 2-year-old son from her past marriage ... even after his parents refused to talk to him or let them in their house while they were living together before the wedding.

    He's always taken care of me, my mom, and my half-brother. He waited until my brother was 17 to adopt him. He didn't want to do it until my bro was old enough to decide what he wanted for himself.

    He started from nothing ... abused and living out of a car at 16, and became a father of two, married for 27 years, and is the CFO and majority owner of a $100 million corporation.

    Sorry for the lifetime special ... but he's my friggin hero. I hope every day that I will live up to be HALF the man my dad is. icon_smile.gif
  • metalxracr

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    May 15, 2009 8:44 AM GMT
    Looks wise? I hope so!! Well, both of my parents have not aged in a long time it seems. My parents look the same as they did.. many many many years ago! I do look a bit like my dad though!

    As A person: Absolutely! I love my dad, he's awesome! However, I hope to be too much like him it stresses me out, because I'm scared I won't be as successful as he is! I really like how he is so laid back! it's awesome!
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    May 15, 2009 8:47 AM GMT
    Also, looks-wise ... for my college graduation party, one of the parents of my friends looked at my dad and asked him, "So what did you graduate in?"

    I thought she meant like .... back in the day.

    That's when my mom said, "Uh ... that's his DAD. We're married." My friend's mom totally had thought my dad had graduated with us.

    To this day, he STILL holds that story over my mom. icon_twisted.gif
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    May 15, 2009 8:48 AM GMT
    FierceEyes saidI should be so lucky.

    My dad was the oldest of 6. He had always had a job, but by the time he was 16, he was a manager of a grocery store. He and the next youngest, my Uncle Rich, took the brunt of my grandfather's abuse. That was until my dad, a junior in high school, threw his father across the kitchen table and told him he would never hit him again. Then he left home.

    He lived out of his car for a few months until he saved enough money for a place of his own and then graduated high school. He paid his own way through college.

    He married my mom, a divorced woman with a 2-year-old son from her past marriage ... even after his parents refused to talk to him or let them in their house while they were living together before the wedding.

    He's always taken care of me, my mom, and my half-brother. He waited until my brother was 17 to adopt him. He didn't want to do it until my bro was old enough to decide what he wanted for himself.

    He started from nothing ... abused and living out of a car at 16, and became a father of two, married for 27 years, and is the CFO and majority owner of a $100 million corporation.

    Sorry for the lifetime special ... but he's my friggin hero. I hope every day that I will live up to be HALF the man my dad is. icon_smile.gif



    WOW- I admire people like your dad. congrats, lucky boy icon_lol.gif
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    May 15, 2009 8:52 AM GMT
    my dad is an amazing man. very accomplished, a great husband, a good father, a giver. I don't really want to be like him. I want to write my own legacy that he can be proud of. So far so good!
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 15, 2009 9:08 AM GMT
    In many ways yes.....but not totally..

    This man showed what courage is all about. One of 10 siblings in his family.. had his hand cut off at 17 and had to learn how to write all over again... went on to graduate college, law school and serve as legal director of a major corporation.

    We have almost always gotten along very well, he can be one of the most giving people in the world, someone I could always talk, whether I was a child or an adult.

    However we all have weaknesses. As an adult I've been able to study his..
    He's a man with strengths and weaknesses. A few of those "weaker" points I've tried to make my strengths (probably creating a host of weaknesses)
    Nobody is perfect... I just know I am very fortunate to have had an example
    of this man as my Dad.
  • GQjock

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    May 15, 2009 10:23 AM GMT
    Since my father was the kind of man who never really wanted to be or knew how to be a father
    and could never understand how to love anything other than himself
    I'll have to say no
    I wouldn't want to be anything like my father
  • Timbales

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    May 15, 2009 11:26 AM GMT
    absolutely not
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    May 15, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
    Smoke and beat his wife and kids.

    I'll pass.
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    May 15, 2009 12:31 PM GMT
    CHRIST NO!
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    May 15, 2009 12:45 PM GMT
    physically or by the way he takes care of himself --- NO!

    Everything else -- yes!

    My dad is an amazing guy. He is that quintessential strong but silent type. He would go to the ends of the earth for his family and is accepting and supportive of all our decisions. He is always willing to sit and talk, whether it be about our personal stuff, or politics, or baseball, or whatever! Love my dad!
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    May 15, 2009 12:45 PM GMT
    I'll pass on being the typical hot headed Cuban who was a womanizer, who chased every skirt in little Havana, San Diego and Los Angeles. Yeah I think I'll pass my brother was the lucky the one he and my dad could be twins in every way!
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    May 15, 2009 12:51 PM GMT
    Absolutely. He's one tough MF when he has to be. But also caring, loyal, hardworking, and loving.