Some dad advice

April 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Passing on wisdom to your children can be one of the joys of parenting – even though much of the time it isn’t asked for.

That is certainly the case for New York City dad and entrepreneur Rufus Griscom, 48, whose sons Declan, 11, Grey, 8, and Rye, 5, may ‘appear to have very little interest’ in his advice, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to give it to them anyway.

In a very popular post on Medium entitled Unsolicited Advice for My Three Sons, In No Particular Order, Rufus offers up insight for his young boys on everything from avoiding hangovers to honesty to saving money at Starbucks:

First, he makes the odd choice of starting off his list with the statement: ‘Begin conversations with people on airplanes when you hear “We have begun our descent,”’ based on the idea that if they are awful you only have to deal with them for 15 minutes.

Elsewhere in his post, Rufus tells his boys to try green tea 30 times without sugar because that’s how long it will take to develop a taste for it, to buy bunches of the same shirt for the weekdays to show ‘that you are focused’, and to make a point of remembering people’s names. He also insists on sticking to peanut butter over caviar and to remember that hangovers are more about the quantity over type of liquor.

‘Habits are for lazy people. And you are lazy,’ he explains at another point. ‘We all are. Habits are shortcuts to getting a whole lot of things done without spending too much of your finite supply of willpower. So use em.’

Among the stranger nuggets of wisdom, Rufus tells the boys to ‘wear funny shirts on the weekends’ in order to work as an ‘antidote’ to people taking themselves too seriously and also to order a small coffee in a medium cup at Starbucks to avoid over-pouring baristas and save a bit of cash.

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