Real Stuff My Dad Says
About This Show
Jefferson Drexler and his Dad, Rod, look at Rod’s “Dad-isms” that have helped guide and correct the path of Jefferson’s life and many other people Rod has counseled over the last 40 years. Why do we behave the way we do? What make that person think that way? Why can’t they see this situation like I do? Is everyone here besides me an idiot? These questions and many more will be explored.
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Real Stuff My Dad Says 78: Who Do You Think You Are? (How Rachel Dolezal Impacts Your Family)
Jun 17 15
I remember so many times as a boy wanting to go somewhere, do something, wear something, or buy something that “everyone else” was doing. Peer pressure took up residency in our home in a big way for a number of years – as is the case in almost all homes with teenagers.
My parents would say the perfunctory, “If Brian jumped off a bridge, would you?”
(Sadly, I now find myself pulling this one out when flabbergasted by my own pre-teen)
But, after the dust settled, the message my dad almost always landed on was this:
“Who do you think you are?”
Now, when most parents pull this line out from their arsenal, it’s typically in response to some sort of disrespect from their kid. What’s implied is, “Do you think that you are greater than me?”
However, what my dad meant was far from this.
The meaning behind Dad’s words was much deeper and life-defining.
Dad meant, “From what basis do you find your identity? From your friends? From your clothing? From your report card? From your accolades?