“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” – Charles Kettering
I worked as an engineer for many years before shifting into technical writing. I have three adult sons. All three are engineers. I did not advise them to be engineers. I advised them to follow the careers that would serve them best.
My youngest had a rockier road than the other two. He often said he wanted to be an engineer in the worst way and was managing to do that. Yet today he has turned that around. He is finishing up his second year designing refrigeration systems and walk-in coolers.
Tuesday was also his birthday. Happy birthday, son. I am proud of you.