“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.