Although your defense of your dad was passionate, I don’t feel it was warranted. I was not attacking his sacrifice, god knows, there are too many selfish people in this world. The world has changed, multi income streams were not as readily available as they are today however opportunity was always there. Your dad made his choice, and only recently have you realised his sacrifice he chose to make.
Do you consider that sacrifice too much? If you could go back in time ,would you have tried to disuede him to make that sacrifice?
My dad worked 7 days a week to give our family ‘luxuries’ and a comfortable lifestyle, what he didn’t give, was his time. If I could go back, I would ask him to give us time, by working 5 days a week instead of 7.
My upbringing gave me the advantage of being exposed to success, but the disadvantage of the sacrifice my father chose to make to achieve that success.