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I am not a father and society gets a lot of fine insight into what it means to be a mother but I'm curious about those profound realisations fathers have at any stage of raising a child.

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closed as not a real question by Beofett Nov 20 '12 at 15:52

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I'm sorry, but this is way too broad and open-ended. Please refer to our faq. "If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you're asking too much." – Beofett Nov 20 '12 at 15:51
Agreed. About half the questions on the site cover what it means to be a father either directly or indirectly. If you'd like a book, I found Marcus Berkmann's "Fatherhood" to fairly definitive. – deworde Nov 20 '12 at 17:40
I agree that this question is too vague, but let's cut it down into size. Is there anything more specific that you want to ask? – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Nov 20 '12 at 18:57
@WarrenvanRooyen I've deleted your comment as it is not appropriate to adult discussion. Our rules are community driven. If you'd like to participate, I suggest familiarizing yourself with the community expectations. If the concept that a community has expectations about the content offends you, then we may not be a good fit for you. Best of luck. – Beofett Nov 21 '12 at 14:49
If your question was on-topic, I'd put effort into answering it. Since it wasn't, I acted as a moderator. I put effort into responding to your anger-driven rant to give you a chance to adjust to our community, again, as a moderator. Clearly you have no interest in taking that opportunity. – Beofett Nov 22 '12 at 13:51
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Everything you previously thought was important, is not.

The taste of beer is a distant memory.

You've never really experienced love until you see your own child.

Managing the first month of a new baby is the hardest thing you will ever do. Much harder than those survival courses. But this one you will survive, and it will come oh so naturally.

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