Saturday, January 28, 2006

fatherless sons

i was struck by this over the holidays.

Lance Armstrong
Vince Young
(superlative university of texas quarterback who lead the longhorns to their first National Championship in 35 years, with his own sheer willing it to happen and with phenomenal leadership skills by any standard, so much more so for a person so young)
grew up in homes without a residing male adult at all.

of course they had moms like you wouldn't believe.

anyway, it just breaks the model that holds that a strong father figure essential for pychological development.

it really crushes it.

i had a decent dad.
i had a dad.

well, guess i'll go for a long bike ride and then see if'n i can try out for the team.

heh, heh ...

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:43 PM

    I read once that the one thing that helps is having at least *one* positive role-model/caretaker relationship, and it doesn't even necessarily have to be a parent. Humans are pretty adaptable.