Father Son Relationship

To Be a Good Father: The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

How can we as fathers successfully channel our children’s natural source of energy towards productive means? I believe that is the vocation any parent worth their weight will undertake to ask, as we strive to create for the next generation a world myth more suited for the nuances of life we now see unfolding before …

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A Lesson to Men… Self-Dependence and the Virtue of Getting Up!

The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. This rule may appear somewhat harsh, but in its general application and operation, it is wise, just, and …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 4 (Love Hurts)

Inspirational Quote I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud A Depth Psychology Perspective (Love Hurts) The cold white room and what felt like a stone table surface were a somehow familiar yet very foreign land as the nurse brought me to see my …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation

Inspiration Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes… Barack Obama A Depth Psychology Perspective I don’t normally dialogue in politics. Especially the lived form of this most dividing of subjects. My grandfather taught that one should assume responsibility for one’s …

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A Faithful Intent… Love… Peace… Serenity…

Inspiration I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr. The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden A Father’s Guide to Wisdom I do not often share about my spiritual life. This is because as a scientist, I am …

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Mentoring, Education, & Morality: To Catch the Early Worm

After completing my doctoral studies, I turned to reading for pleasure to sustain my voracious appetite for knowledge. Blogs, vlogs, self help books, myths, fairytales, and literature on mens issues filled my time, as I sought to transition from a prescribed dream to a dream of my own undertaking. When a student leaves the teacher, …

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Narcissus and the Absent Father: Towards an Ecological Understanding of Narcissism and Ego Development

Dr. Tom explores the idea of the absent father in the development of primary and secondary narcissism. He analyzes and amplifies the themes present in the original story Echo and Narcissus as a means to develop an ecological understanding of narcissism and its effects on healthy and unhealthy ego development.

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