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What did you learn from your father?

Its Father’s Day weekend, and yesterday on KGO, our local talk radio station, the topic was “What did you learn about life from your father?” Radio host Gil Gross said “don’t over think this, just call in with the first thing that comes to your mind.”

The calls were inspirational. You can listen to the podcast of Gil’s show here.

Most of the calls were from people with great dads who taught them important keys to life either through words or actions.

But one call came from a man who didn’t have such a great dad. He and his siblings were abused by their alcoholic father, who was abused by his alcoholic father. He said that although his father wasn’t such a great guy, he can still be thankful for what he taught him… that he will never, ever treat his own children the way he had been treated.

Now that’s a positive way to look at a horrible experience.

The Child Help Web site reports that about 30 percent of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the cycle of abuse – so stories about breaking this chain and overcoming the cycle of abuse are encouraging.

That’s definitely love at work in the world.