Friday, August 25, 2017

Rules For My Son

A lot of my social media friends have been posting this list of "Rules For My Son" compiled by someone named Aaron Conrad.  As he notes in the post, he compiled them from here.

Although I agree with some of the sentiments expressed, I thought I would take a few moments to craft a list more in keeping with my own fatherhood style.  Here they are:

1. Be humble.

2. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.     (Proverbs 27:2)

3. Enter a pool any damn way you please. Only those insecure in their manhood worry    about such things.

4. Stand in the presence of the aged. (Leviticus 19:32)

5. Never be afraid to ask out the smartest girl in the room.

6. Carry 3 handkerchiefs, especially in allergy season.

7. Inconvenience yourself before others.

8. The right word, at the right time, is worth 1000 sport coats.

9. Don’t waste time debating what is adiaphorous.

10. Admit it when you are wrong.

11. Cover an offense. (Proverbs 17:9)

12. Why not rather be wronged? (1 Corinthians 6:7)

13. Music on the beach is amazingly cool (e.g. Dick Dale in “Muscle Beach Party”).

14. Only weak men fear strong women.

15. Never lose your sense of humor.

16. Merge early.

17. Forsake electronic games – learn to weld instead.

18. The borrower is slave to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)

19. Be a creator of things more than a consumer of entertainments.

20. Be careful with a fool (Johnny Winter). Go from the presence of a foolish man, when   thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge (Proverbs 14:7)

21. Sometimes “nothing” is a real cool hand.

22. Do the onerous job first, then the more pleasant tasks.

23. Find out what mindless men do, then avoid these things.

24. Love driving as much as Jim Hurtubise.

25. Don’t fear risk; manage it.