(I think the description is actually someone’s answer to the question?)
I don’t believe “everyone” is proud of their father. In fact, I can think of around 5 friends of mine offhand that are indeed not.
Likewise, not everyone loves their mother. I can draw even more examples offhand of that.
People may feel that society expects both of these, but the reality is, parenting is a hard thing. A lot of people simply aren’t very good at the emotional bonding part of it (they’re only human), and their children figure that out.
If you aren’t proud of your father, try to look at him as another human being, not a superhero. Take him off the pedestal that you put him on when you were a child, when he could do no wrong. Then, when you see the man, look at the things he’s done in his life and see if there is anything he’s done that would make you proud.
For me, while my father served in the DMZ, was a Vietnam Vet and had a lot of great honors in his career in NYC Finance , the thing that makes me personally proud of him was how he showed up for me, no matter how tired he was or inconvenient it was (and it was incredibly inconvenient a lot of times.) He was there (he still is), encouraging me, and that means the world to me.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/It-kills-me-inside-to-know-that-unlike-everyone-around-me-Im-not-proud-of-my-father-What-should-I-do-to-move-on
Originally Posted On: 2015-04-28