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Android, Another One, and Dad: AngryMan @AngryManTV Had a really proud dad moment today Dropped my oldest off at school at 7:30. Helped her carry her project board to the classroom. She was like You coming back at 8:30 for my presentation?" Told her I couldn't cuz I had a 9am meeting in the office 20:10 18 Mar 19 Twitter for Android 5,479 Retweets 15.1K Likes AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h Gave her a hug & kiss, then prayed with her but knew she was disappointed. Drove back home & got dressed for work. Was driving to the Metro when I detoured to her school Grabbed my work phone & sent an email telling them l'd be in after 10 97 tl 184 1,384 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h As hard as I worked with her on that project and rehearsing that presentation, I had to be there. I needed to support my baby girl. Work could wait. O12 t 182 1,956 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h I hit her teacher with a Class Dojo (parents know... LOL) message letting her know I was coming."Please don't let her present without me there" I said. I got to the school at like 8:45, signed in & ran down the hall AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h I walked in the classroom as another young man was doing his presentation. My daughter was sitting there at her desk listening. She saw me and lit up. The glow damn near brought tears to my eyes. A big bright smile came to her face. Her teacher also saw me and smiled 96 tl 270 3,320 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h A few more kids did there presentations and then my daughter was up. Man, listen. She killed it!! Everything we had practiced and then some. She was articulate, spoke clearly and loudly. She answered all questions from other students with ease 2 th 188 2,667 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h When she finished and sat back down,I walked over to her desk, gave her a quick kiss on the forehead & told her "Amazing job!!". 93 t 132 1,535 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h Another one of my partners was there supporting his son. That dude had just got off work after working a 12 hours overnight shift, but was there to see his lil' man. I stayed and watched his son's presentation. AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h Afterwards we left and just talked about the sacrifices we make as fathers and how often we're overlooked. I appreciate the brothas in my circle. Great fathers who care 96 t 270 2,991 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h I left the school and got to work at like 10:45 I ain't care what nobody had to say. Nothing else mattered. An overwhelming feeling of pride has been with me all day. I look forward to getting home to give her another big hug and listen to her tell her story 9115 355 5,602 The single most wholesome thread ever
Android, Another One, and Dad: AngryMan
 @AngryManTV
 Had a really proud dad moment today
 Dropped my oldest off at school at
 7:30. Helped her carry her project
 board to the classroom. She was
 like You coming back at 8:30 for my
 presentation?" Told her I couldn't cuz I
 had a 9am meeting in the office
 20:10 18 Mar 19 Twitter for Android
 5,479 Retweets 15.1K Likes
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 Gave her a hug & kiss, then prayed with her
 but knew she was disappointed. Drove back
 home & got dressed for work. Was driving to
 the Metro when I detoured to her school
 Grabbed my work phone & sent an email
 telling them l'd be in after 10
 97 tl 184 1,384
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 As hard as I worked with her on that project
 and rehearsing that presentation, I had to be
 there. I needed to support my baby girl. Work
 could wait.
 O12 t 182 1,956
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 I hit her teacher with a Class Dojo (parents
 know... LOL) message letting her know I was
 coming."Please don't let her present without
 me there" I said. I got to the school at like
 8:45, signed in & ran down the hall
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 I walked in the classroom as another young
 man was doing his presentation. My daughter
 was sitting there at her desk listening. She
 saw me and lit up. The glow damn near
 brought tears to my eyes. A big bright smile
 came to her face. Her teacher also saw me
 and smiled
 96 tl 270 3,320
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 A few more kids did there presentations and
 then my daughter was up. Man, listen. She
 killed it!! Everything we had practiced and
 then some. She was articulate, spoke clearly
 and loudly. She answered all questions from
 other students with ease
 2 th 188 2,667
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 When she finished and sat back down,I
 walked over to her desk, gave her a quick kiss
 on the forehead & told her "Amazing job!!".
 93 t 132 1,535
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 Another one of my partners was there
 supporting his son. That dude had just got off
 work after working a 12 hours overnight shift,
 but was there to see his lil' man. I stayed and
 watched his son's presentation.
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 Afterwards we left and just talked about the
 sacrifices we make as fathers and how often
 we're overlooked. I appreciate the brothas in
 my circle. Great fathers who care
 96 t 270 2,991
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 I left the school and got to work at like 10:45
 I ain't care what nobody had to say. Nothing
 else mattered. An overwhelming feeling of
 pride has been with me all day. I look forward
 to getting home to give her another big hug
 and listen to her tell her story
 9115
 355 5,602
The single most wholesome thread ever

The single most wholesome thread ever

Android, Another One, and Dad: AngryMarn @AngryManTV Had a really proud dad moment today Dropped my oldest off at school at 7:30. Helped her carry her project board to the classroom. She was like You coming back at 8.3O for my presentation?" Told her l couldn't cuz l had a 9am meeting in the office 4:10 PM 3/18/19 Twitter for Android 16.1K Retweets 46K Likes AngryMan @AngryManTV. 23h Replying to @AngryManTV Gave her a hug & kiss, then prayed with her, but knew she was disappointed Drove back home & got dressed for work. Was driving to the Metro when I detoured to her school. Grabbed my work phone & sent an email telling them I'd be in after 10. 16 450 4,026 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h As hard as I worked with her on that project and rehearsing that presentation I had to be there. I needed to support my baby girl. Work could wait. 916 t49 5,557 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h I hit her teacher with a Class Dojo (parents know.. LOL) message letting her know I was coming. "Please don't let her present without me there" I said. I got to the school at like 8:45, signed in & ran down the hall t2385 3,894 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h I walked in the classroom as another young man was doing his presentation. My daughter was sitting there at her desk listening. She saw me and lit up The glow damn near brought tears to my eyes. A big bright smile came to her face Her teacher also saw me and smiled 14 t727 8,838 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h A few more kids did there presentations and then my daughter was up. Man, listen. She killed it!! Everything we had practiced and then some. She was articulate, spoke clearly and loudly. She answered all questions from other students with ease 93 507 7010 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h When she finished and sat back down, I walked over to her desk, gave her a quick kiss on the forehead & told her "Amazing job!!" t370 4,236 4 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h Another one of my partners was there supporting his son. That dude had just got off work after working a 12 hours overnight shift, but was there to see his lil man. I stayed and watched his son's presentation. 520 7009 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h Afterwards we left and just talked about the sacrifices we make as fathers and how often we're overlooked. I appreciate the brothas in my circle. Great fathers who care 15 738 8,086 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h I left the school and got to work at like 10:45. I ain't care what nobody had to say. Nothing else mattered. An overwhelming feeling of pride has been with me all day. I look forward to getting home to give her another big hug and listen to her tell her story This is what being a real father is all about! Dads don鈥檛 sometimes get recognized so this warmed my heart by WVUGuy29 MORE MEMES
Android, Another One, and Dad: AngryMarn
 @AngryManTV
 Had a really proud dad moment today
 Dropped my oldest off at school at
 7:30. Helped her carry her project
 board to the classroom. She was like
 You coming back at 8.3O for my
 presentation?" Told her l couldn't cuz l
 had a 9am meeting in the office
 4:10 PM 3/18/19 Twitter for Android
 16.1K Retweets 46K Likes
 AngryMan @AngryManTV. 23h
 Replying to @AngryManTV
 Gave her a hug & kiss, then prayed with
 her, but knew she was disappointed
 Drove back home & got dressed for
 work. Was driving to the Metro when I
 detoured to her school. Grabbed my
 work phone & sent an email telling them
 I'd be in after 10.
 16
 450
 4,026
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h
 As hard as I worked with her on that
 project and rehearsing that presentation
 I had to be there. I needed to support my
 baby girl. Work could wait.
 916 t49 5,557
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h
 I hit her teacher with a Class Dojo
 (parents know.. LOL) message letting
 her know I was coming. "Please don't let
 her present without me there" I said. I
 got to the school at like 8:45, signed in &
 ran down the hall
 t2385
 3,894
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h
 I walked in the classroom as another
 young man was doing his presentation.
 My daughter was sitting there at her
 desk listening. She saw me and lit up
 The glow damn near brought tears to my
 eyes. A big bright smile came to her face
 Her teacher also saw me and smiled
 14 t727 8,838
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h
 A few more kids did there presentations
 and then my daughter was up. Man,
 listen. She killed it!! Everything we had
 practiced and then some. She was
 articulate, spoke clearly and loudly. She
 answered all questions from other
 students with ease
 93 507 7010
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h
 When she finished and sat back down, I
 walked over to her desk, gave her a quick
 kiss on the forehead & told her "Amazing
 job!!"
 t370
 4,236
 4
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h
 Another one of my partners was there
 supporting his son. That dude had just
 got off work after working a 12 hours
 overnight shift, but was there to see his
 lil man. I stayed and watched his son's
 presentation.
 520 7009
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h
 Afterwards we left and just talked about
 the sacrifices we make as fathers and
 how often we're overlooked. I appreciate
 the brothas in my circle. Great fathers
 who care
 15 738 8,086
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 23h
 I left the school and got to work at like
 10:45. I ain't care what nobody had to
 say. Nothing else mattered. An
 overwhelming feeling of pride has been
 with me all day. I look forward to getting
 home to give her another big hug and
 listen to her tell her story
This is what being a real father is all about! Dads don鈥檛 sometimes get recognized so this warmed my heart by WVUGuy29
MORE MEMES

This is what being a real father is all about! Dads don鈥檛 sometimes get recognized so this warmed my heart by WVUGuy29 MORE MEMES

Android, Another One, and Dad: AngryMan @AngryManTV Had a really proud dad moment today Dropped my oldest off at school at 7:30. Helped her carry her project board to the classroom. She was like You coming back at 8:30 for my presentation?" Told her I couldn't cuz I had a 9am meeting in the office 20:10 18 Mar 19 Twitter for Android 5,479 Retweets 15.1K Likes AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h Gave her a hug & kiss, then prayed with her but knew she was disappointed. Drove back home & got dressed for work. Was driving to the Metro when I detoured to her school Grabbed my work phone & sent an email telling them l'd be in after 10 97 tl 184 1,384 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h As hard as I worked with her on that project and rehearsing that presentation, I had to be there. I needed to support my baby girl. Work could wait. O12 t 182 1,956 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h I hit her teacher with a Class Dojo (parents know... LOL) message letting her know I was coming."Please don't let her present without me there" I said. I got to the school at like 8:45, signed in & ran down the hall AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h I walked in the classroom as another young man was doing his presentation. My daughter was sitting there at her desk listening. She saw me and lit up. The glow damn near brought tears to my eyes. A big bright smile came to her face. Her teacher also saw me and smiled 96 tl 270 3,320 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h A few more kids did there presentations and then my daughter was up. Man, listen. She killed it!! Everything we had practiced and then some. She was articulate, spoke clearly and loudly. She answered all questions from other students with ease 2 th 188 2,667 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h When she finished and sat back down,I walked over to her desk, gave her a quick kiss on the forehead & told her "Amazing job!!". 93 t 132 1,535 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h Another one of my partners was there supporting his son. That dude had just got off work after working a 12 hours overnight shift, but was there to see his lil' man. I stayed and watched his son's presentation. AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h Afterwards we left and just talked about the sacrifices we make as fathers and how often we're overlooked. I appreciate the brothas in my circle. Great fathers who care 96 t 270 2,991 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h I left the school and got to work at like 10:45 I ain't care what nobody had to say. Nothing else mattered. An overwhelming feeling of pride has been with me all day. I look forward to getting home to give her another big hug and listen to her tell her story 9115 355 5,602 The single most wholesome thread ever
Android, Another One, and Dad: AngryMan
 @AngryManTV
 Had a really proud dad moment today
 Dropped my oldest off at school at
 7:30. Helped her carry her project
 board to the classroom. She was
 like You coming back at 8:30 for my
 presentation?" Told her I couldn't cuz I
 had a 9am meeting in the office
 20:10 18 Mar 19 Twitter for Android
 5,479 Retweets 15.1K Likes
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 Gave her a hug & kiss, then prayed with her
 but knew she was disappointed. Drove back
 home & got dressed for work. Was driving to
 the Metro when I detoured to her school
 Grabbed my work phone & sent an email
 telling them l'd be in after 10
 97 tl 184 1,384
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 As hard as I worked with her on that project
 and rehearsing that presentation, I had to be
 there. I needed to support my baby girl. Work
 could wait.
 O12 t 182 1,956
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 I hit her teacher with a Class Dojo (parents
 know... LOL) message letting her know I was
 coming."Please don't let her present without
 me there" I said. I got to the school at like
 8:45, signed in & ran down the hall
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 I walked in the classroom as another young
 man was doing his presentation. My daughter
 was sitting there at her desk listening. She
 saw me and lit up. The glow damn near
 brought tears to my eyes. A big bright smile
 came to her face. Her teacher also saw me
 and smiled
 96 tl 270 3,320
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 A few more kids did there presentations and
 then my daughter was up. Man, listen. She
 killed it!! Everything we had practiced and
 then some. She was articulate, spoke clearly
 and loudly. She answered all questions from
 other students with ease
 2 th 188 2,667
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 When she finished and sat back down,I
 walked over to her desk, gave her a quick kiss
 on the forehead & told her "Amazing job!!".
 93 t 132 1,535
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 Another one of my partners was there
 supporting his son. That dude had just got off
 work after working a 12 hours overnight shift,
 but was there to see his lil' man. I stayed and
 watched his son's presentation.
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 Afterwards we left and just talked about the
 sacrifices we make as fathers and how often
 we're overlooked. I appreciate the brothas in
 my circle. Great fathers who care
 96 t 270 2,991
 AngryMan @AngryManTV 12h
 I left the school and got to work at like 10:45
 I ain't care what nobody had to say. Nothing
 else mattered. An overwhelming feeling of
 pride has been with me all day. I look forward
 to getting home to give her another big hug
 and listen to her tell her story
 9115
 355 5,602
The single most wholesome thread ever

The single most wholesome thread ever

America, Bad, and Be Like: Lou Ohio I need to get my life off my chest. About me. I'm a 46 year old banker and I have been living my whole life the opposite of how I wanted. All my dreams, my passion, gone. In a steady 9-7 job. 6 days a week. For 26 years. I repeatedly chose the safe path for everything, which eventually changed who I was. Today I found out my wife has been cheating on me for the last 10 years. My son feels nothing for me. I realised I missed my father's funeral FOR NOTHING. I didn't complete my novel, travelling the world, helping the homeless. All these things I thought I knew to be a certainty about myself when i was in my late teens and early twenties. If my younger self had met me today, I would have punched myself in the face. I'll get to how those dreams were crushed soon. Let's start with a description of me when I was 20. It seemed only yesterday when I was sure I was going to change the world. People loved me, and I loved people. I was innovative, creative, spontaneous, risk taking and great with people. I had two dreams. The first, was writing a utopic/dystopic book. The second, was travelling the world and helping the poor and homeless. I had been dating my wife for four years by then. Young love. She loved my spontaneity, my energy, my ability to make people laugh and feel loved. I knew my book was going to change the world I would show the perspective of the 'bad' and the twisted', showing my viewers that everybody thinks differently, that people never think what the do is wrong. I was 70 pages through when i was 20.I am still 70 pages in, at 46. By 20, I had backpacking around New Zealand and the Philippines. I planned to do all of Asia, then Europe, then America To date, I have only been to New Zealand and the Philippines. Now, we get to where it all went wrong. My biggest regrets. I was 20. I was the only child. I needed to be stable. I needed to take that graduate job, which would dictate my whole life. To devote my entire life in a 9-7 job. What was I thinking? How could I live when the job was my life? After coming home, I would eat dinner, prepare my work for the following day, and sleep at 10pm, to wake up at 6am the following day God, I can't remember the last time I've made love to my wife Yesterday, my wife admitted to cheating on me for the last 10 years. 10 years. That seems like a long time, but i can't comprehend it. It doesn't even hurt. She says it's because I've changed. I'm not the person l was. What have I been doing in the last 10 years? Outside of work, I really can't say anything. Not being a proper husband. Not being ME. Who am 1? What happened to me? I didn't even ask for a divorce, or yell at her, or cry. I felt NOTHING. Now I can feel a tear asl write this. But not because my wife has been cheating on me, but because I am now realising I have been dying inside. What happened to that fun-loving, risk taking, energetic person that was me, hungering to change the world? I remember being asked on a date by the most popular girl in the school, but declining her for my now-wife. God, I was really popular with the girls in high school. In university/college too. But i stayed loyal. I didn't explore. I studied every day Remember all that backpacking and book-writingI told you about? That was all in the first few years of college. I worked part-time and splurged all that I had earned. Now, I save every penny. I don't remember a time I spend anything on anything fun. On anything for myself. What do I even want now? My father passed ten years ago. I remember getting calls from mom, telling me he was getting sicker and sicker. I was getting busier and busier, on the verge of a big promotion. I kept putting my visit off, hoping in my mind he would hold on. He died, and I got my promotion. I haven't seen him in 15 years. When he died, I told myself it didn't matter what I didn't see him. I rationalized that being dead, it wouldn't matter anyway. WHAT WAS I THINKING? Rationalizing everything, making excuses to put things off. Excuses Procrastination. It all leads to one thing, nothing. I rationalized that financial security was the most important thingInow know, that it definitely is not. I regret doing nothing with my energy, when I had it. My passions. My youth. I regret letting my job take over my life. I regret being an awful husband, a money- making machine. I regret not finishing my novel, not travelling the world. Not being emotionally there for my son. Being a damn emotionless wallet. If you're reading this, and you have a whole life ahead of you, please. Don't procrastinate. Don't leave your dreams for later. Relish in your energy, your passions. Don't stay on the internet with all your spare time (unless your passion needs it). Please, do something with your life while you're young. DO NOT settle down at 20. DO NOT forget your friends, your family Yourself. Do NOT waste your life. Your ambitions. Like I did mine. Do not be like me srsfunny: A Sad But Common Story
America, Bad, and Be Like: Lou
 Ohio
 I need to get my life off my chest. About me. I'm a 46
 year old banker and I have been living my whole life
 the opposite of how I wanted. All my dreams, my
 passion, gone. In a steady 9-7 job. 6 days a week. For
 26 years. I repeatedly chose the safe path for
 everything, which eventually changed who I was.
 Today I found out my wife has been cheating on me
 for the last 10 years. My son feels nothing for me. I
 realised I missed my father's funeral FOR NOTHING. I
 didn't complete my novel, travelling the world, helping
 the homeless. All these things I thought I knew to be a
 certainty about myself when i was in my late teens
 and early twenties. If my younger self had met me
 today, I would have punched myself in the face. I'll get
 to how those dreams were crushed soon.
 Let's start with a description of me when I was 20. It
 seemed only yesterday when I was sure I was going to
 change the world. People loved me, and I loved
 people. I was innovative, creative, spontaneous, risk
 taking and great with people. I had two dreams. The
 first, was writing a utopic/dystopic book. The second,
 was travelling the world and helping the poor and
 homeless. I had been dating my wife for four years by
 then. Young love. She loved my spontaneity, my
 energy, my ability to make people laugh and feel
 loved. I knew my book was going to change the world
 I would show the perspective of the 'bad' and the
 twisted', showing my viewers that everybody thinks
 differently, that people never think what the do is
 wrong. I was 70 pages through when i was 20.I am
 still 70 pages in, at 46. By 20, I had backpacking
 around New Zealand and the Philippines. I planned to
 do all of Asia, then Europe, then America
 To date, I have only been to New Zealand and the
 Philippines.
 Now, we get to where it all went wrong. My biggest
 regrets. I was 20. I was the only child. I needed to be
 stable. I needed to take that graduate job, which
 would dictate my whole life. To devote my entire life
 in a 9-7 job. What was I thinking? How could I live
 when the job was my life? After coming home, I would
 eat dinner, prepare my work for the following day, and
 sleep at 10pm, to wake up at 6am the following day
 God, I can't remember the last time I've made love to
 my wife
 Yesterday, my wife admitted to cheating on me for the
 last 10 years. 10 years. That seems like a long time,
 but i can't comprehend it. It doesn't even hurt. She
 says it's because I've changed. I'm not the person l
 was. What have I been doing in the last 10 years?
 Outside of work, I really can't say anything. Not being a
 proper husband. Not being ME. Who am 1? What
 happened to me? I didn't even ask for a divorce, or yell
 at her, or cry. I felt NOTHING. Now I can feel a tear asl
 write this. But not because my wife has been cheating
 on me, but because I am now realising I have been
 dying inside. What happened to that fun-loving, risk
 taking, energetic person that was me, hungering to
 change the world? I remember being asked on a date
 by the most popular girl in the school, but declining
 her for my now-wife. God, I was really popular with the
 girls in high school. In university/college too. But i
 stayed loyal. I didn't explore. I studied every day
 Remember all that backpacking and book-writingI
 told you about? That was all in the first few years of
 college. I worked part-time and splurged all that I had
 earned. Now, I save every penny. I don't remember a
 time I spend anything on anything fun. On anything for
 myself. What do I even want now?
 My father passed ten years ago. I remember getting
 calls from mom, telling me he was getting sicker and
 sicker. I was getting busier and busier, on the verge of
 a big promotion. I kept putting my visit off, hoping in
 my mind he would hold on. He died, and I got my
 promotion. I haven't seen him in 15 years. When he
 died, I told myself it didn't matter what I didn't see
 him. I rationalized that being dead, it wouldn't matter
 anyway. WHAT WAS I THINKING? Rationalizing
 everything, making excuses to put things off. Excuses
 Procrastination. It all leads to one thing, nothing. I
 rationalized that financial security was the most
 important thingInow know, that it definitely is not. I
 regret doing nothing with my energy, when I had it. My
 passions. My youth. I regret letting my job take over
 my life. I regret being an awful husband, a money-
 making machine. I regret not finishing my novel, not
 travelling the world. Not being emotionally there for
 my son. Being a damn emotionless wallet.
 If you're reading this, and you have a whole life ahead
 of you, please. Don't procrastinate. Don't leave your
 dreams for later. Relish in your energy, your passions.
 Don't stay on the internet with all your spare time
 (unless your passion needs it). Please, do something
 with your life while you're young. DO NOT settle down
 at 20. DO NOT forget your friends, your family
 Yourself. Do NOT waste your life. Your ambitions. Like
 I did mine. Do not be like me
srsfunny:

A Sad But Common Story

srsfunny: A Sad But Common Story

Alive, America, and Asian: did you know? Photographer Diana Kim, whose father abandoned her when she was 5, wanted to document the lives of the homeless. Searching for subjects on the streets, she came upon a thin and distant man in rags who looked somewhat familiar. It was her father. By fate or by chance, she'd found him after 25 years. PHOTO: DIANA KIM DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM did-you-kno: He had schizophrenia. He didn鈥檛 recognize her. She did everything she could to connect with him, but he refused treatment, medication, food, or new clothing. Eventually, he said to her: 鈥淒iana, I am so sorry for not being in your life. I am so happy that you have a family of your own now. Do better for them鈥 鈥 Don鈥檛 worry about me or what everyone says about me. If you want to make me proud and happy, be there for your family the way your mom and I never were. Stop trying to save everyone鈥ust worry about yourself and your family. And don鈥檛 forget why I named you Diana, you are the light within the darkness.鈥 So she refused to give up. After suffering a heart attack, he agreed to get help and slowly took control of his own life. One day he suddenly called her to invite her out for coffee. Later that afternoon, she wrote on her blog: 鈥淚 feel like I just met my father for the first time today.鈥 鈥淚 struggled to reconcile my feelings toward my father鈥檚 absence in my life, while continuing to care deeply for him and other homeless individuals.鈥 鈥淥ver time, I learned to navigate through my feelings of desperation and became more vocal in my community about my father鈥檚 condition and what it鈥檚 like to watch a loved one battle mental illness.鈥 He is now doing very well, and they are rebuilding their relationship from the ground up. 鈥淪o long as we are alive in this world, every day is an opportunity to take hold of that 鈥榮econd chance.鈥 There is no failure unless you give up, and he never gave up. And I haven鈥檛 given up on him.鈥 Source
Alive, America, and Asian: did you know?
 Photographer Diana Kim, whose
 father abandoned her when she
 was 5, wanted to document the
 lives of the homeless. Searching
 for subjects on the streets, she
 came upon a thin and distant man
 in rags who looked somewhat familiar.
 It was her father. By fate or by chance,
 she'd found him after 25 years.
 PHOTO: DIANA KIM
 DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM
did-you-kno:



He had schizophrenia. He didn鈥檛 recognize her. She did everything she could to connect with him, but he refused treatment, medication, food, or new clothing.


Eventually, he said to her: 鈥淒iana, I am so sorry for not being in your life. I am so happy that you have a family of your own now. Do better for them鈥
鈥 Don鈥檛 worry about me or what everyone says about me. If you want to make me proud and happy, be there for your family the way your mom and I never were. Stop trying to save everyone鈥ust worry about yourself and your family. And don鈥檛 forget why I named you Diana, you are the light within the darkness.鈥 So she refused to give up.
After suffering a heart attack, he agreed to get help and slowly took control of his own life.
One day he suddenly called her to invite her out for coffee. Later that afternoon, she wrote on her blog: 鈥淚 feel like I just met my father for the first time today.鈥
鈥淚 struggled to reconcile my feelings toward my father鈥檚 absence in my life, while continuing to care deeply for him and other homeless individuals.鈥
鈥淥ver time, I learned to navigate through my feelings of desperation and became more vocal in my community about my father鈥檚 condition and what it鈥檚 like to watch a loved one battle mental illness.鈥
He is now doing very well, and they are rebuilding their relationship from the ground up. 鈥淪o long as we are alive in this world, every day is an opportunity to take hold of that 鈥榮econd chance.鈥 There is no failure unless you give up, and he never gave up. And I haven鈥檛 given up on him.鈥
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