I have stopped reading right about here:
so I will only conclude that author has learned some lesson. Better late than never. But since I know how the narrative in pieces like this goes, I went straight for the ending and got:
See? I was right. Good for him!
So, have some shit that I've learned from my father so far:
- In all likelihood you have only this one life, so try to be happy.
- Moderate yourself as much and long as you are comfortable (and I don't have to bail you out).
- Don't obsess over minor failings. Every problem is bigger that it really is on first glance. Look at it when you'll get over it.
- You probably don't know what you want.
- Don't be a dick. Or at least try to not be one and treat others as they deserve.
- Hard work or not, you are not entitled to anything in life. There's likely someone much better anyway.
- As with toilets, try to leave the place in at least the state you found it yourself.
- Fear is the mind-killer, but not everything requires higher mental faculties.
- You can strive for true perfection but you can never achieve it. It also applies to this list.
And I didn't even need to quote philosophers.