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More than just dad jokes

Sunday was Father’s Day — the day to appreciate that dads have more to offer than bad jokes and high-quality barbecue. Whether you’ve been raised with the gentle “wade-from-the-shallow-end” approach or the tough “push-into-the-deep-end” approach, we at the Clog can agree that our fathers have offered us much irreplaceable, valuable advice. And without it, we could never hope to navigate UC Berkeley or the rest of the confusing world around us.
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Dear Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Hope you don’t mind if the rhyming is bad, I’m just trying to say what I mean, Definitely not Shel Silverstein. I just wanted you to know That while I don’t always show How genuinely appreciative I am For you being the head of the fam,
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Letter to Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, this one’s for you

Amid the excitement as the school year of 2015-16 is finally coming to an end, let’s not forget that Mother’s Day will be the kickstart to our beloved finals week. Not long after that is Father’s Day. Whose smart idea was it to put them so close to each other?
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Heart and soul

Off the Beat

This summer, I watched my dad become irritable and cantankerous, snapping at my mom and me over small issues as he quickly ran out of energy. There were days when he yelled at me over the phone and I worried that he might never return to normal, and the frequent
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Stop whining, start fixing

Two steps forward

Of course, there are problems big enough that “whining” is necessary. “No whining unless you’re bleeding” is not a literal instruction — If you’re seriously injured you should get help; the same is true for emotional pain and major life obstacles. The phrase has a second, implied meaning, which is that if you are in fact bleeding, asking for help doesn’t count as whining. Unfortunately, some people don’t see that, refusing to “whine” even when their problems are far larger than can be solved individually. Refusing to seek assistance — as in the case of addiction or depression — can be far more destructive than seeking it too much. A balance must be struck: If the problem is too big to solve alone, get someone to help you; if it’s a petty annoyance, don’t bring it up.
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