Stepping Out of Our Fathers Shadow is a Key to Seizing Agency Over Our Lives

Craig Stanland
2 min readMar 14

All men stand in the shadow of their father/father figure.

It doesn’t matter if the father was massively successful, a degenerate, or absent.

The shadow they cast is long, dark, and, without doing some work — inescapable.

Craig Stanland

Reinvention Architect|Author|TEDx I write about my journey from the corporate world to the rock bottom of federal prison and reinventing my life.