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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s advice to his daughter on what to look for in a man

December 28, 2016

Was reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s letters to his daughter and came across the following piece of advice that some of you may find helpful:

“You haven’t given me much idea of — . Would he object to your working - outside the house I mean? Excluding personal charm, which I assume, and the more conventional virtues which go with success in business, is he his own man? Has he any force of character? Or imagination and generosity? Does he read books? Has he any leaning toward the arts and sciences or anything beyond creature comfort and duck-shooting? In short, has he the possibilities of growth that would make a lifetime with him seem attractive? These things don’t appear later - they are either there latently or they will never be there at all.”

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Title F. Scott Fitzgerald’s advice to his daughter on what to look for in a man
Author MarlonBrandoJr
Upvotes 153
Comments 6
Date December 28, 2016 1:33 AM UTC (6 years ago)
Subreddit /r/RedPillWomen
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[–]brittnicole1013 points14 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I wish I could love this. 💞

[–]bowie7477 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy Link


[–]Willow-girl5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Does he drink like a fish? F. Scott sure did, LOL (although he did write The Great American Novel, IMO, so that perhaps excuses him). :)

[–]mLii2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

This made me think of the movie Nocturnal Animals, which deals with this issue.

[–]raisin_warlord1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

link for the whole letter?

[–]MarlonBrandoJr[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I read it in a book I have of Fitzgerald's collected works. There's really not much else of value in the letter, but I'll PM you a copy anyway

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