Lessons I Learn From My Dad

Dad was here this weekend and, over some wine, recounted the story of how he was being groomed for the family business, but decided, most irresponsibly, to skip the business boards and instead go to a basketball game with his friends. He thought he could just take a make-up exam, but he was wrong. So, on a whim, he decided to go to law school instead. He then became a very successful lawyer and discovered a profession he loves.

So the lesson here is that if you ditch your responsibilities, a better opportunity will simply fall into your lap. So just be as flaky as possible and it’ll all work out.

Or something about a mix of serendipity, hard work, forging your own path, and opening yourself up to endless possibilities.

I don’t know I was drunk.

2 thoughts on “Lessons I Learn From My Dad

  1. Two comments: (a) it was not a basketball game, it was the Ivy League Championship football game between Harvard and Penn, played in Boston (Harvard kicked our ass, 40-0; (b) the lesson is that it’s better to be lucky than good.


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