The Vitruvian Man

How to Honor Your Father

by James Brooks | May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters - George Herbert

He taught you how to throw a ball, work with your hands, and about the birds and the bees. He helped shape you into the well-rounded modern Renaissance man that you are today. He’s been there to pick you up when you’re feeling blue and humble you when you get too big for your britches. You can give him credit for most of the wisdom and common sense you possess. A wise man once said, “My father taught me all that I know. I just wish he had taught me all that he knows.” Keep that in mind the next time you need advice or guidance. With the upcoming Father’s Day holiday, we’re taking this opportunity to give you a few examples of how to honor your father.

Write a list of valuable lessons your father has taught you

Think of some things that your father has taught you over the years. Write them down and show them to him on Father’s Day. He’ll be proud that the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. Here are a couple examples from one of our founders: “My father taught me to always keep my workspace clean, to keep a daily journal, and how to have a strong work ethic.”

Ask him for advice

We said this before, but we’ll say it again. Your dad will feel a sense of pride when you come to him for advice. Do you need help with a decision at work? Ask away. He’s got a few years of experience on you so listen carefully.

Carry on his values

Every dad has a core set of values, and it’s important that you carry those values with you. Does your dad treat everyone with respect? Is he a fair businessman? Does he value a hard day’s work? Make sure you carry those values with you and make your dad proud everywhere you go.

Quality time

Spend quality time with your dad as much as you can. Does he like golfing? Go play a round. Maybe he likes hiking. Plan a day trip and pack some celebratory cigars for when you reach the summit. Make yourself available and be proactive about planning activities.


These are things that you should do all year long, but with the emphasis being on Father’s Day right now, we thought it was a good time to clue you in. Bottom line, make your dad proud and show him what a damn good job he did raising you. 

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