An exposition on fathers
Wisdom is a gift that is not attainable to all. It is given to those who understand the struggles of life and have the ability to change the lives of others from their own experiences. The best people in our lives that have already attained wisdom are our fathers. In the poem “Advice to my Son” by Peter Meinke, the father passes down information and wisdom to his son about how he should live his life. The father gives his son advice that he can use in the present and in the future. The poem is very relatable to me in that the advice that is given to the son from his father is very similar to advice that is given from my own father. He gives me advice that I can use now and in the future so that I am ready for anything. The view of life from our fathers is much different than our own perspective. They see the world much differently than we do because of the changes and experiences that they have already seen and gained. Nothing is wiser than advice given from your father.
Our father’s experiences give them the wisdom and knowledge that we have yet to attain. For example the father tells his son that he should “live everyday as if it was his last.”(1-2) This line means that he should live life to the fullest of his abilities. The statement by his father suggests that the father has a lot of regrets about his own life and that he did not do everything he wanted to do. This advice will help his son to not live a boring life, but a life that is accomplished and fruitful. The advice that he gave his son about how he should plan his life and future family is valid advice. He tells his son that he should look at the mother of the women he wants to marry and also to plan for the future. This suggests that the father has some regret over marrying his own wife. It suggests that the father made a mistake of not looking at the mother of his wife before he married her. This advice...