• RBWells@lemmy.world
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    7 days ago

    My mom kept up with her friends from high school and college until she or they died, I cannot.

    My dad was ridiculously smart, like could learn anything, keep a lot of knowledge in his head, could look at any idea and really consider it without believing or reacting to it, if that makes sense. I don’t have the same fearlessness.

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    6 days ago

    Die

    Edit: alright downvoter, you’re right, I bet I can die better than them too. Challenge accepted

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      8 days ago

      I learned a lot about home maintenance and handiwork from my dad, but then I started looking stuff up and realized he’s been stubbornly doing a lot of projects the wrong way.

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      My dad failed his 11+ so was sent to a technical school so he actually learnt how to lay a row of bricks or how to beat out lead flashing. He did end up doing a PhD in Physics but I suspect his early school years explain why he’s always been much more practical than me. My wife was a stage tech during uni so I’ll happily defer to her for joinery. I can just about solder a copper pipe or big pads on a PCB.

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    8 days ago

    Buy a home for somewhat reasonable percentage of their income and retire ever

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      8 days ago

      Buying a reasonably priced home is easy, it’s just not going to be where you want it to be

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    8 days ago

    Know the monetary value of approximately anything at a glance.

    For example, when shopping my dad always knew if a sale was real or if they raised the price first.

    Unfortunately he never managed to translate that skill into making money even when he owned a small comic store.

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        It also could be referencing something that they were better at in their prime, but may no longer be able to do due to age. Like answering running if your dad was a professional runner or something.