Many believe that having a father figure on your life gives you a balanced and rounded outlook and perspective on life.
Role of a father
The role of a father is to nurture, protect and enrich their child's life. A father should also educate their child both emotionally and educationally. The skills that children, both females and males, learn from their fathers, is invaluable throughout life. Boys can learn interesting hobbies such as fishing, soccer and DIY skills. Girls can benefit from a male perspective too and both boys and girls will grow up knowing the correct way to interact and treat the opposite sex.
Standby father figure
If, for whatever reason, a relationship with your birth father is not possible, you could instead seek a surrogate father figure. This often happens naturally anyway, if an uncle or older cousin spends a lot of time with your family and has interesting hobbies then often you may naturally gravitate towards him. You could also turn to a strong presence in your communuity, such as a teacher, vicar or shop owner.
What we are ultimately seeking is to enrich our lives and continue learning, no matter how old we are. Both male and female, we often need practical advice; how to wire that plug or where to buy the best paint. We also need a father figure for moral advice, those awkward questions and a mature male perspective. And by being a father figure, you provide a wonderful influence and richness to your relationships.