I recently wrote about Merrijane Rice's poem "Stillborn" and how I love it for being so achingly profound.
I also really love Jeanine Bee's very short essay "Hearts of the Fathers" which is beautiful in a very different way. Like, in a way that makes you smile and cringe and laugh out loud (and which makes me think about my relationship with my own father, which makes me smile and cringe and laugh out loud all over again).
You should read it. And live by its motto (I was going to insert a hyperlink, but will spare you the chilling photos of people who have not).
And when you're done, you should come back here and share the most valuable (and/or insane) piece of advice you ever got from a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, or other necessary family member. We all learn wisdom in different ways: how was it taught to you?