Trying To Talk About My Crisis With Dad

“What’s wrong?”

“Just stressed out…I need to have a kid, write a book, put up a cabinet in my bathroom…some major projects.

“I’m not going to give you advice…but (blah, blah, blah…insert advice that doesn’t help me)…”

“You just told me you weren’t going to give me advice and then you give me advice!”

“I know…I can’t help it. My archetype is ‘wounded healer.'”

Wounded healer…who are you, and why do you look just like my dad?

I didn’t grow up hearing my father talk about ‘archetypes.’ This is Dad 3.0. Evolved New Age Dad. It’s very impressive how he’s embraced the concept of self-reflection. Except, as my friend Jared says, he’s still running some old applications. I never know what is going to come out of his mouth. One minute he’s giving me non-advice, and the next he’s channelling Deepak.

Just for today, I can try to talk about my crisis with my dad.



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2 Responses to Trying To Talk About My Crisis With Dad

  1. Jared says:

    It’s that old legacy software he’s running. They kept it in to be able to run older applications…otherwise, you wouldn’t recognize him and there would be all kinds of errors. Anyway, keeping sending in the error reports and hope it gets fixed in version 3.5 Feedback is essential. Rumor has it that 3.5 is going to be a really stable release 🙂

  2. Stella says:

    Haha…yeah, he’s still in the QA process. Once we fix the bugs, he can run the newest application…but will always have the old one, in case the new one crashes.