Looking back, I realize that a lot of older guys give bad advice because they treat young age like a theme park where nothing really matters except playing out their fantasies bigger and better than the first time.
Older guys don’t put things in the context of the emotions and troubles weighing on the kid.
If your father’s cousin’s daughter just had a baby boy, how should you two be introduced?
Who is your “great great aunt”, and how can you find your “first cousin twice removed”?
” My words every time are “I can’t offer advice to you, I can only offer my condolences.” I say that as a joke, but it’s the truth.
Women (especially young women), feel somewhat “diminished” by the idea of having to make a guy realize what he should have appreciated from the jump.
Recently, my 18-year-old nephew came to me asking for advice about college girls.
As I sat there, getting ready to tell him everything to do that I never did in hopes of somehow making it all a breeze for him, suddenly, I decided to change course.
So it should come as a bit of a surprise when I say I don’t offer advice to women, young or old.
In many cases, the cause is that heartbreak of losing someone they thought would be the only one.
I wish I could’ve conveyed that better to at least one young man I lost this way, but I just didn’t know how to at the time.
Since each ancestor has two parents (one mother and one father), you have a total of 2n ancestors at level n: two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, sixteen great-great-grandparents, and so on.
Summing up, you have a total of 2 2 − 2 = 16 − 2 = 14.