Saturday, July 9, 2011
Is My Father Proud of Me?
Photo: Polo Ralph Lauren 1986
All sons, particularly WASPy offspring ask themselves this question at some point in their lives regardless of their closeness to their father. Most WASP offspring belong to successful parents, and whether your daddy made his own fortune, inherited it, or married it, you will ask yourself this question at some point.
In my case, I honestly don't know the answer. True, I have been very successful in life, and at 33, I hope I have only begun. However, I did not follow in my father's footsteps, and I did not join the family business. Only once in my life can I remember my father telling me he was proud of me, and I question whether he meant it or was just saying.
In the end, one should not worry. Most fathers love their children, even if they have a funny way of showing it!