John’s father died when he was young. This will serve as a model to relate to other fatherless souls.
Mike’s dad was deaf. This will help relate to those whose fathers did not listen very well yet still made a living.
Resolutions, early on, have little happiness as an effect. Also, motivation to comply with the plan is almost non-existent. The two sentences above are a result of last night’s sleep-thinking. It seemed like a lot more information at the time. Later on, as the saying goes, edits and revisions will occur that will flesh out the body of a good idea. For now, they serve as markers on a new path. Anne Lamont would smile sarcastically at my minimal effort.