A father expressing his love exercises an awesome power to shape a life. A father who fails to utilize this power also shapes a life. Present or absent, used or unused, the power of the father is lifelong, and indelible. This sad song wakes me up every time.
It is perhaps a given that Dads are adults with some life experience to solve problems. Like my Dad, we come at problems with knowledge and experience. For him it was mechanical acumen; for you it might be software skills, or sporting prowess.
Deep in the place where the first stirrings of manhood begin, every boy wants to be like his Dad.