Gordon Ramsay: When You Find a Guy Who Is Powerful, a Big Father Figure, You Latch Onto Him

Each man is called to commit and give of himself completely: When he least expects it, he’s a wise father figure to someone

Joseph Serwach
The Spirit

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Father figure image courtesy of Pixababy.

A record 96 million U.S. adults are single. That’s 43 percent living outside of a traditional “family.” But many are also father figures.

Look at Bill Maher and the late Rush Limbaugh. Polar opposites politically, neither was a biological father (Maher never married and never wanted kids), but both became father figures to millions.

Beloved by many, people learned to look for “their take” on everything. So, we all seek out or become father figures. Some of us call them mentors, wise men. We want their take on things.

“When you find a guy who is powerful, a big father figure, you latch onto him immediately,” — Gordon Ramsay

Childlessness is soaring. How do you teach fatherhood if you never had kids? Consider the universal need for father figures.

Most “men’s programs,” especially in the spiritual and religious space, focus on husbands and fathers, so the young single man and the childless 70-year-old tell me uncomfortably, “This isn’t for me.” But it is.

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Joseph Serwach
The Spirit

Story + Identity = Mission. Leadership Culture, Journalism, Branding Education. Inspiration: Catholic, Polish. https://serwachjoe.medium.com/membership