A Father to His Son
And not just that–Rudyard Kipling’s poem is clearly a product of his time (Victorian and Edwardian eras in Britain) and his role (journalist, husband, and father to Josephine, Elsie, and John).
For our modern era in the United States, this poem garners inspiration to be better–to rise above our circumstances–although it’s not always a common or popular position, but certainly noteworthy. Furthermore, the ideas are for man–or woman–to practice self-control and humility.
Since Father’s Day is coming up, I must mention that I’m also reminded of my dad and his hardworking goodness.