The Loss of the Father
Being a father is an impossible job in today’s world.
Men are forced to be part of the workforce – where they cannot be men (individuals) but only cogs on the gears that run the machinery. Some men can adapt to this – but few, in my experience, have. Finding an independent role, that still brings home the bacon – is difficult.
Back when I was in college, I decided against being a father – and this was one of my smartest decisions. There was no sense in continuing the misery of our dysfunctional family. I was the only one who made this decision – all my siblings have children, who have all been failures. And they can see nothing remarkable in this.
Failures, for them, are normal – and they never notice them.