"The father's job is to teach his children how to be warriors, to give them the confidence to get on the horse and ride into battle when it's necessary to do so. If you don't get that from your father, you have to teach yourself."
I read this and sincerely hope one can also learn it from his mom.
How to carry confidence in your pocket.
How to get back on the horse.
How to ride into battle.
How to be a warrior.
It's a high calling, this business of 'raising men.'