Let’s get one thing clear: All dads are awesome! It’s just that some dads are bragged about more than others. After all, ‘my dad is an astronaut’ sounds way cooler than ‘my dad is a chemical engineer’. For our younger minds, what does ‘chemical engineer’ mean anyway?
Yet, scientists actually make some of the best fathers in the world. This Father’s Day, find out why with our list of top 4 reasons why scientists make the best dads in the universe.
Your scientist dad is smarter than many other people.
Scientists are smart by design. How else are they supposed to build rocket ships, invent the newest robots or discover new materials?
Having a scientist dad means you never have to worry about homework again. Chances are, your dad is a mathematician who can probably solve the 2-line equation that has melted your brain for a few hours within minutes. He just wants you to figure it out yourself.
Having a smart scientist dad also means you have someone to look up to academically. His achievements in school work as well as his professional fields will be the inspiration for you to work towards.
Your scientist dad contributes to making life better
You can find traces of science and inventions everywhere in your mundane life. From the latest smartphone models to the pre-mixed cookie dough batch in your cabinet, they were all invented or improved by teams of scientists, including your dad.
It might not seem obvious, but science makes our lives easier. Even when your dad is just one scientist who doesn’t headline any projects, his role is still pivotal, no matter how minuscule it is.
So next time when your dad is scribbling on paper frantically, or too busy to look up from his projects, cut him some slacks. He’s probably working on something that can change the world.
Your dad never gives up
Have you ever seen your scientist dad given up on something? Whether it’s rocket science or assembling your newly-bought IKEA desk, your dad doesn’t give up. His stubbornness might have annoyed you so many times, but think of the reason behind it.
By default, scientists are stubborn. When they encounter a problem, they would pick at it, examine it from different angles, until they can find a solution. And then they start to optimize that solution to make it work faster, harder, better, and stronger than it does before. That’s how many inventions in our lives are born. Think: if scientists have given up on the first model of computer, we would still be using a computer the size of 3 rooms combined.
So, when you see your scientist dad picking at something constantly, appreciate him for all his stubbornness. Because you know if he doesn’t give up on something no matter how insignificant it is, he will never give up on you.
Your dad has tons of cool stories to tell
The misconception that scientist dads are grown up, decrepit nerds are 100% wrong! Listening to your dad’s stories about the possibility of a new amino acid that can revolutionize medicine is in no way as interesting as your crush smiling in our direction in math class today.
But when we grow older and finally learn of the importance of science in our lives, our father’s stories seem not at all boring. Instead, they sound miraculous, because your dad is helping to make it easier. You might not always understand 100% what your father is saying, but you know it’s big. And that’s all that matters.
Happy Father’s Day to all scientist dads
Scientist dads might not seem the coolest when you are kids. But as you grow up, the importance of your dad’s efforts and contributions suddenly dawn on you. This Father’s Day, make up for the years of underestimating your dad’s coolness with an awesome Father’s Day celebration with these ideas.