April 26, 2019

I'm 100 percent independent and it's really gratifying...

Yoann Moinet @Yoann

"When my father died a few years ago, I felt completely helpless. I had no control over it. I couldn't do anything aside from watching him going away, you know? It was so tough. Just a few weeks after he passed, I graduated and started my professional life. Not too long after that, I had my first kid. Those couple of years after his death were a big turning point for me. That's when I really became an adult. Before, I felt like everything I was doing was to make my parents proud of me. My dad was, like, the figure of authority and he's the one I wanted to be proud of me the most. But it's not like that anymore. It wasn't some kind of epiphany or anything. It was just a settling with the idea that I now do everything just for myself and my wife and kids. I'm 100 percent independent and it's really gratifying."

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    That's why we're here :)

    It's inspiring to see others make the best of such tragic circumstances.

    I, too, lost a parent a few years back. The heartbreak is indescribable. I believe this is the true meaning of bitter-sweetness. Their death freed me from the trivialities of life, and yet they will never be around to experience the fruits of my labour.

    I hope you're doing well. I don't have children so my main source of meaning is from my two brothers and my business. Good luck to you and yours!

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      Thank you for the kind words.

      Good luck to you too!

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    congrats!

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      Thank you!

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    You look like Berner

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      haha, thanks?