What's the most significant lesson dad taught you?
Don't do the thing that you love, do the thing that you can be successful at. As harsh as this sounded to my 16 year old ears, I realise now that it was oddly selfless: I flew the nest and became an "adult" at a relatively young age, thereby leaving my dad. Plus, at a time when few of my friends with first class degrees are employed, I have a job that supports me financially, forces me to solve problems every day, and allows me to unwind by practicing the things that I love doing purely for myself. As a young 20-something that makes me so happy, and I'll always be grateful for that harsh piece of advice.