Fathers Know Best – Always
If I could go back in time and re-experience an event in my life, what would it be? I would go back to change an event that happened or to re-experience a happy time.
When I was younger, my father would like to teach me how to drive a jeepney. This was an event in my life that I would like to go back in time. I was still studying in college when he told me to try to learn how to drive. We also had several vehicles like a tricycle, an owner-type jeepney, and a public utility jeepney. He used the latter to earn extra money. Definitely, I would like to change this event of life if I had only known I was wrong.
I consider myself young back then, and the bicycle is the only wheeled-vehicle I know how to use. My father insisted that I must learn how to drive because of several reasons. He knew it would be beneficial for daily living. In cases of emergencies, I could drive our jeepney whenever he was away. I did not listen to his reasons why I needed to learn how to drive because of my stubbornness. I also could not tell him; I was afraid of getting into accidents because he could get mad.
Now, I am grown up in my late 30s and I still do not know how to drive. I know it is very important a person knows how to drive. I have regrets not following my father’s advice. It is not too late for me to learn how to drive, but I am still trying to overcome my fear of getting into accidents. I always hear my father says whenever I see him these days, “I would want you to learn how to drive, but you refused to be taught.” He is right. Our fathers know best. My refusal to learn how to drive prohibits me to get mobile with a vehicle.