The people who know me best respect me most. When I was very young, my Father knew he would not be around to be a father. He gave me a book of poetry by Rudyard Kipling with an inscription sending me to "If". I tried hard, but it is a very high standard.
I am often surprised by how many people like and respect me and by how many people both feel safe around me and think of me as an aggressive personality.
My aspirations are philosophical rather than material. I would like to be wealthy, but I would rather respect myself.
I drive a truck because it allows to do the thing that is most important to me - be a good father, I would rather spend my time studying, writing and working in my shop which I currently do not have and riding my motorcycle which I, again, do not currently have if I could do those things while being a good father.