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What are the best traits of your Dad that you are glad you inherited?

  1. Docmo profile image91
    Docmoposted 5 years ago

    What are the best traits of your Dad that you are glad you inherited?

    My father was a  passionate man. He liked education, self development, precision and didn't suffer fools. He also loved films and media. I am glad I've inherited all these good traits.What are yours you got from your Dad?

  2. Angelme566 profile image61
    Angelme566posted 5 years ago

    I guess what i learnt from dad is being respectful to my fellows , without looking at its status in life. All deserve to be respected.

  3. Amy Becherer profile image72
    Amy Bechererposted 5 years ago

    My dad epitomized "Silent waters run deep".  Although, I talk far more than my dad, I did inherit his propensity for introspection. 

    My dad was humble.  He stood for the underdog.  Although, he often was dismayed by an undeserved lack of respect from those with a superior opinion of themselves, he consistently followed and illustrated his belief that we are all equal.  I live by that ideology too.

    My dad's diligent devotion to hard work never flagged.  I watched him go to work everyday, working a relentless schedule of shiftwork, leaving tired from lack of sleep, with painful episodes of gout, where he could hardly walk, in snowstorms when he stayed over at work, never complaining and remaining grateful for the job that allowed him to support his family well. After he died, my mother showed me a letter from his lifelong workplace, Anheuser-Busch, where he worked as a fireman and oiler, that commended his attendance and exemplary work ethic. I tried to live up to his example.

    Although my dad worked hard, he was not wrapped up in consumerism.  The vehicles he bought for himself were basic, with heat; not even a radio or air-conditioning.  Yet, he bought mom a top of the line Honda Accord equipped with air-conditioning and all the accoutrements she wanted.  I remember him giving away a car he was ready to trade in on a new one to a man who had no means of getting to work. Dad had no interest in spending money on clothes he found pretentious, but never questioned anything my mother wanted to buy. I found I had to be careful casually admiring "things", because my dad then wanted to buy it for me! 

    I could go on and on, but I'd run out of space.  Thank you, Docmo, for the opportunity to remember and reminisce.

    1. Amy Becherer profile image72
      Amy Bechererposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My father was a mathematical genius and encouraged higher education.  My brother is now head chair at UC, Davis and is involved in not only teaching, but research as a PhD microbiologist. My sis got her teaching degree and is equally successful.

    2. Docmo profile image91
      Docmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Its wonderful to hear about your Dad Amy. I can see a good picture of him now and all that he stood for. A great man indeed!

  4. mollymeadows profile image78
    mollymeadowsposted 5 years ago

    An unquenchable sense of humor, and a little mischief, Docmo. My father grew up in the Depression and worked in the fields from the time he was first able to walk. He never had a proper childhood, so I think he made up for it by playing with us. In a sense, I had two siblings...my brother, and Dad, who became a child again for us. I adored him, and feel so grateful today that I have such good memories. He enjoyed life, and he taught us how, as well.

    1. Docmo profile image91
      Docmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There's nothing as wonderful as the Dad who rediscovers his childhood with his children. I am often getting chastised with my own little ones for running around the house and horseplay!

  5. JezDramaQueen profile image59
    JezDramaQueenposted 5 years ago

    I think I gained my dads ability to encourage people to go after what they want because if they don't they might regret it.

    1. Docmo profile image91
      Docmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      a great attribute, Jez!

  6. Redberry Sky profile image92
    Redberry Skyposted 5 years ago

    Although he was quite a shy man, he was also very sociable and genuinely liked people.  I think I've inherited those traits off him, and I think that more than anything else it's what's made my life more pleasant.

  7. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    My dad never kept grudges and kept going in spite of everything. He believed that if you really believe in yourself, everything is possible. He used to approach strangers with outstretched hand and open heart aby introducing himself: "This is who I am, you may like me or may not but you can not ignore me."

    The brain cancer was his last and the only obstacle he didn't manage to overcome but to the nearly end he believed he could...I have learnt not to keep grudges and approach strangers with the outstretched hand and open heart...in his memory:)

  8. Gloshei profile image61
    Glosheiposted 5 years ago

    Politeness was one of my dad's greatest gift to me. He always said to me "manners don't cost anything' and the more we use them the more people will follow"
    He was a great Dad but very stricked and didn't do me any harm, even a smack on the back of the legs when I needed it. God I miss him.

  9. ishwaryaa22 profile image88
    ishwaryaa22posted 5 years ago

    My father has a very good sense of humour. He is charitable, hospitable and helpful. He enjoy watching good comedy movies and like going out for vacations. I have inherited all these good traits from my father.

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    topaz blueposted 5 years ago

    Great question!
    I would say similar to you that I have inherited determination and conviction. My Dad is also an excellent networker which I am developing too, especially on hub pages.

  11. montecristo profile image82
    montecristoposted 5 years ago

    My dad thought me the value of saving money. He warned me against spending it on useless things.