I like to play a variation—who’s your daddy?
Daddy is a state of mind, not a gender. Daddy is an ideal that you get to create. Who has the right attitude to be your daddy?
And don’t limit yourself to one—chosen rightly, a handful of great daddies can be a fount of inspiration.
I’ll go first. I grew up as the industrious love child of Miranda (Sex & The City) and Turtle (Entourage). Think Alex, the middle kid from Modern Family.
But that would hardly serve me today.
We all need aspirational daddies—leaders who inspire us (or give us a swift metaphorical kick) to do what is needed and what is right.
My dad pack includes a few I don’t know personally: Seth Godin, Oprah Winfrey and Jose Andres (master chef/artist). But it is well-supplemented with the daddies (here and gone) I love most in the Moulton, Gamache and Lewis clans.
Play the game with me—who’s your daddy?
p.s. Happy Father’s Day to all the daddies who make the world a better place