His teachings are pillars and signs that will help me in the long journey ahead. He taught ambition and optimism; he always told me to love what I do till I do what I love, and instead of whining I should work.
My dad always wanted me to be in a good physique and lead a healthy life. He noticed that whenever he is watching a soccer game, I would sit next to him joyfully and start asking questions.
At first, my definition of a pharmacist or a doctor was a man who gets paid for giving medicines and medical shots. Whenever the doctor came to check on my grandmother who suffered from kidney failure and brain strokes, he would leave her at comfort and ease, and I can tell from my dad's facial expression seeing his only mother at ease. My definition then changed; I see doctors now as people who bring relaxation and ease to people wherever they go. When I told my teachers and friends that I want to be a doctor or a pharmacist, some told me that it's impossible as it requires 6-7 years of hard work. But I got a different supportive response from my dad; he was glad that I had a goal and he told me to hold on to it. I don't want to be an ordinary pharmacist who works to make living, but someone who can make a change to better. I once told my science teacher that I want to make a change. She replied "to better or to worse" as she laughed; however, I took that as a motivation as I would prove to her and the whole world that I am.
My dad's teachings were a cure for my selfishness. He taught me to consider everyone as a part of my family and sometimes to put myself in his/her shoes. I believe that the biggest fantasy in live is to buy someone something he really needs and watch his facial expression I believe that the biggest fantasy in life is to buy someone something he really needs and watch his facial expression. Sometimes I take money from my own savings and buy McDonalds food for a less fortunate person and watch him enjoying his meal from a place where he can't see me. I can see the impact of this teaching during the camp when we ran out of resources and I shared my personal food with all my campmates.
My father is a gregarious person which I kind of picked along the way. He taught me how to deal with different kinds of people with respect and love. He always leaves an impression on every person who knows him. He led a very colorful social life. I learned to treat people for what they are not who they are, for what sort of a person they are, rather than what social status they have. He taught me to never judge someone from his outside, but from his personality.
I believe that the best traits I acquired through my dad are optimism and persistence. My dad taught me to love what I pursue till I pursue what I love. Although my first month in my soccer training was horrible and my coach told me to quit, I trained harder till I became one of the best defenders in my school.
From my place I am thankful for everything he taught me. He taught me things that I need or was going to in life. I am what I am because of him and whatever I will achieve in life my will be credited to him. I believe that my dad will always be with me even after his soul leaves his body; he will be there through his teachings that I believe are my duty to pass on to my children. He will be there through me; when the people see my remarkable success one day, they will know the value of his teachings. He taught me everything about life; hope, faith, and the long journey ahead. To me he is the greatest hero.