LA POLO celebrates Father's Day by remembering some great men and their words of wisdom
Lifestyle | Pleasure
When Father Becomes A Mentor….
12th June 2018 | India
Fathers are quotidian men curved into heroes,storytellers and role models
Though every day is a celebration of love shared in different relationships, June 17th is a date where the jamboree is about the exquisite bond of a father and child. Today, we are highlighting some words of wisdom passed on by fathers to their children.
1 - F.Scott Fitzgerald -
F.Scott Fitzgerald was one of the renowned writers in the 20th century. Illustrating the beauty of Jazz Age, he was highly praised for his literary work ‘Great Gatsby’. In 1933, he penned a lovely letter to his only child,Frances Scott Fitzgerald, listing down a list of things she should ‘worry’ about and ‘not to worry’ about. She later made her father proud in the field of writing, journalism and politics.
“Things to worry about:
Worry about courage
Worry about Cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Things not to worry about:
Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
With dearest love,
2 - Mark Twain -
Samuel Langhorne Clemens or Mark Twain loved masquerading like Santa Claus for his children. The American writer and entrepreneur wrote a letter as Santa for his daughter in 1875, when she was just 3 years old.
“My dear Susie Clemens:
You will find that I made no mistakes about the things which you and the baby ordered in your own letters—I went down your chimney at midnight when you were asleep and delivered them all myself—and kissed both of you, too, because you are good children, well trained, nice mannered, and about the most obedient little people I ever saw.
3 - Albert Einstein -
The genius physicist Albert Einstein wrote a letter to his son Hans Albert in 1915 when he was away from his son. Hans grown up to become a Swiss-American engineer and was highlighted for his research regarding sediment transport.
My dear Albert,
I am very pleased that you find joy with the piano.
This and carpentry are in my opinion for your age the best pursuits,
better even than school. Because those are things which fit a young person such as you very well.
Mainly play the things on the piano which please you, even if the teacher does not assign those.
That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.
Be with Tete kissed by your
Regards to Mama.
4 - John Steinbeck -
The Nobel Laureate was a lucid letter-writer. He wrote a few paragraphs of wisdom to his eldest son, Thomas Steinbeck. The letter was filled with tenderness and optimism and helped him to grow into an ace novelist, screenwriter and journalist.
Dear Thom the object of love is the best and most beautiful.
Try to live up to it. If you love someone
there is no possible harm in saying so
only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.
Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.
It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another
but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.
Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.