The Person Who Most Influenced Me

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It is easy to say that a parent has had the most influence on your life, they taught you how to walk, talk, drink and among many other things hopefully right from wrong. A good parent is there for you most of your life, quick to lend a hand or offer advice (unless it’s your mother-in-law) when needed, but the trait that impacted my life the most was the integrity my father exhibited with me and the people lucky enough to have met him.

My Father was born to a farmer in NJ a few short years after the depression, learned the lessons that only hard labor can teach from a young age. Working on the farm is not easy, the days are long, the chores are extremely physical and dirty and if you’re a kid all this happens before you even go off to school each morning. I think this is where my dad learned the lessons that made him into the man I have come to admire so much. He is a fair man who has always puts the needs of his family ahead of his own. He was not one for long winded lectures rather he led and taught by example. There was nothing that would hurt me more than my Dad saying he was d...

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