Thanks for the Mentoring

With the two year anniversary of the start of this blog coming up in two weeks I thought I might revisit a post from the first year. That post, Thanks for the Mentoring, and an earlier post referred to at the beginning of the same post, Tolkien, Fiction and Self-discovery, are some of my personal favorites from that first year. I hope you enjoy it.

“Hug and kiss whoever helped get you – financially, mentally, morally, emotionally – to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you’re too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.”
– Stephen King

In my last post I touched on J.R.R. Tolkien and the importance of Fiction novels in general for something more than just entertainment. Books and movies provide inspiration, insight and help to process life’s complexities. For guys, “stories” can be an essential part of self-examination, and an author, becomes a guide and mentor. And that’s a good thing. But it would be sad if there were no mentors on a more personal level. Never the less, get wisdom, get insight…

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About VocareMentor

Walk with the wise and become wise - Prov. 13:20 A lot of my blog comes out of the way I grew up. My parents divorced when I was 6 years old and I didn’t see much of my father. I had no understanding of how the lack of his presence in my life affected every choice I made as I grew up. Much of my adult life has been attempting to sort things out and catch up. Thus, what you’ll find on my blog are musings, thoughts, wisdom and ideas from history and pop culture. Themes: mentors, father/son, male/female, self-discovery, courage, stepping up, friendship and more.
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