The Best Thing My Dad Ever Told Me
When my son was 6 years old, my husband Michael took him to his first chess tournament in Sacramento. Before young Alex walked in to confront his first opponent ever, Michael asked him, "So what's the most important thing to remember?"
"Trying my hardest?" Alex offered.
"That's important but no, that's not it".
"No, that would be nice but this is more important than that." Michael countered.
"I don't know, what is it?"
"Knowing where the bathroom is. That's one of the most important things in life."
We asked 16 men, friends and family members, to share a favorite quote or anecdote from their father and this is what they had to say.
Compiled by Yanti Amos and Wati Grossman with artwork by James Mak.
Do you have a favorite piece of advice from a dad, grandfather or uncle? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll include you in the next Best Thing My Dad Ever Told Me series in the new year.