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The Family As A Companion

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“At the end only two things really matter to a man, regardless of who he is; and they are the affection and understanding of his family. Anything and everything else he creates are insubstantial; they are ships given over to the mercy of the winds and tides of prejudice. but the family is an everlasting anchorage, a quiet harbor where a man\’s ships can be left to swing to the moorings of pride and loyalty.”

Richard E. Byrd 

American Naval Officer And Explorer.

Does your presence inspire your family?


Please note that family means different things to different people. You may not have a positive mom, dad, sister, or brother. If not, you can adopt someone new. Find people who support you and love you and who you love. That can be your family.


Sometimes we\’re very close with a family member. Other times it may not be so. Sometimes you have friends who are like family. Find people who you just love and feel like family. Stay close to them at all times. Therefore, If you are searching for true love and affection, think no further but just go and meet your family. That’s the true source love.


Our relevance can only be well understood by our children, wife, husband, brothers, sisters, father, or mother as they form an epitome of the family hood. Therefore, don’t get buried in the busy schedules of this world at your family\’s expense. A family is like heaven on earth.  It’s a beautiful place where connection and relationships go hand in hand. 


Richard Byrd is challenging us to value our families. He is telling us that whatever we may create without a connection to our families is meaningless. “Anything and everything else he creates are insubstantial. We should therefore strive to create an impact on our families by being present to them. 

Share joy, share life, share time. 


The sweetness of a family is that its members can never be replaced. Everyone holds a special permanent place among its members. Also, it’s a place where one\’s tears and one\’s dark and bright moments are strongly felt and appreciated by everyone. 

Family also plays a vital role in helping us understand our past, current and our future destinies. A family is the best preservative of culture and thus you should preserve yourself in it with pride.


So, let this serve as a reminder to us. Let’s make a call to our loved ones. Let’s visit them often. Let\’s offer them a shoulder to lean on in their hour of need. Let’s be responsive to them. Let\’s tell them how much we value and love them. Because,  “At the end only two things really matter to a man, regardless of who he is; and they are the affection and understanding of his family.

This blog post is for anyone who has a family they love and, or a family they have adopted.


Richard Evelyn Byrd Bio:


Richard Evelyn Byrd was a U.S. naval officer, pioneer aviator, and polar explorer best known for his explorations of Antarctica using airplanes and other modern technical resources.

Byrd was one of the world’s foremost aviators and displayed extraordinary gifts in organizing successful expeditions to Antarctica. His major achievement was to apply the airplane, radio, camera, and other modern technical resources to these polar explorations. His five Antarctic expeditions made progressively greater use of ski-planes, ship-based seaplanes, and even helicopters (in 1946–47) to transport men and equipment and to carry out systematic reconnaissance and mapping programs using aerial photography.

Byrd wrote several books about his adventures. His first book, Skyward (1928), contains descriptions of his 1928–30 expedition to Antarctica, his flight to the North Pole, and his flight across the Atlantic. Little America (1930) is an official account of his aerial exploration in the Antarctic and his flight to the South Pole, and Alone (1938) describes his experiences at Bolling Advance Base. Byrd was extremely competent in public relations, and his expeditions were surrounded by a glare of publicity that made him a national hero and an internationally famous figure.


Fig1. Photo by Jessica Rockowitz on Unsplash Fig2 Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash Fig3. Photo by Hannah Busing Fig4. Photo by Naassom Nazevedo on Unsplash Fig5. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Fig6. Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash Fig7. Photo on Wikipedia; Biosource:  Britannica. “Richard E. Byrd.”