Growing Up with Dad’s Sayings: Decoding These Phrases from Childhood and Young Adulthood

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Ever heard the saying, ‘You’re getting taller, but not any wiser’? Well, in my case, growing up wasn’t just about growing in height – it was about deciphering the enigmatic universe of my dad’s sayings.

Welcome to a journey of humor, psychology, and a sprinkle of MK Ultra programming and unraveling the depths of childhood phrases. Get ready to unlock the hidden messages behind these puzzling expressions that somehow managed to prepare and shape me for the adult world.

From ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’ to ‘read my lips,’ let’s dive into the quirky psychology behind these dad-isms. So, fasten your seatbelts as this article explores how growing up with my father (handler) might have been the ultimate, unintentional mind-training program!

Cracking the Code of Dad’s Words: Unveiling Meaning and Memories

Behind each seemingly innocuous phrase uttered by my father, a tapestry of hidden recollections, curious programming, and potentially profound wisdom unfurls. Within this enthralling expedition, the path delves into the enigmatic labyrinth of language, peeling back the intricate layers of insight and sentiment seamlessly woven into the fabric of these familiar expressions that have indelibly shaped the landscape of my upbringing.

Yet, as the venture dives deeper into this cryptic terrain, it’s impossible to ignore the faint whisper of intrigue, the subtle dance between familiarity and mystery that evokes notions of MK Ultra-esque fascination. The idea that these sayings might have served as more than simple guidance certainly adds a mystical element to the journey.

Brace yourself for an odyssey of interpretation, reminiscence, and a newfound consideration for the profound influence of these enduring dad’s sayings. The subtle clues, the echoes of forgotten experiences, and the whispers of hidden messages are carefully embedded within each phrase, waiting to be unearthed. So, let’s start navigating the twists and turns of this exploration.

A Collection of Dad’s Sayings

Within each of these carefully chosen phrases lies a journey. Join me and explore these expressions, decoding their hidden meanings and uncovering the insights they hold for navigating the unpredictable voyage of life. From mundane musings to cryptic guidance, these sayings are more than meets the eye. Check them out below:

  • Everything is on a need-to-know basis. If you need to know, I’ll tell you.
  • Know this. I can be anywhere at any time.
  • Everyone hears, but no one listens.
  • If you want something done (preferably right), do it yourself.
  • If it’s not perfect, it’s not right.
  • Let people talk and talk because they’ll eventually reveal the truth about themselves.
  • When you play cards, you don’t announce to the other players what you have. You don’t reveal your cards – your hand. Don’t do this in life.
  • Loose lips sink ships. Remember that the next time you’re about to open your mouth.
  • It’s good to be knowledgeable in a few areas (know something about everything).
  • Know when to cut bait and get out!
  • Always know your entry and exit points.
  • Educate yourself; don’t wait for someone else to do it.
  • What the hell will you do if your mother and I die? You better shape the f*** up!”
  • Be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and independent.
  • Most Americans can’t handle holiday dinners with their family. What will happen if you tell them Aliens exist and are walking amongst us? They won’t know whether to shit or have a heart attack.
  • See that drawer. It contains a book called a dictionary. Open it to see if you can find the word you’re looking for (sound it out). If you can’t find it, come back and ask me.
  • Either shape up or ship out.
  • You don’t like living here? Choose a door, open it, walk out, and don’t let it hit your ass on the way out!
  • Get your head out of your ass!
  • If you think you’ll be and act like a civilian, you have another thing coming.
  • Whenever there’s a crisis, find the leader and stick with them until it’s time for you to move on.
  • Did you think? No? That was your first mistake.
  • Nine times out of ten, it’s not what you know but who you know and who they know, which might save your life.
  • I’ll make the Godfather look like a choir boy on Sunday.
  • Read my lips.
  • What did I just tell you?
  • Did you not hear the words coming out of my mouth?
  • Do it right, or don’t do it all.
  • Is there anything between your ears? I guess not because you didn’t hear a word I said.
  • Everyone hears but no one listens.
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • Why are the lights on? Do you think your mother and I own stock in the electric company?

Exploring the Impact of Dad’s Expressions: Lessons Beyond Words

I didn’t start thinking about my dad’s sayings that I heard growing up until I stumbled upon topics, including:

  • SSP
  • Super Soldiers
  • MK Ultra programming
  • Monarch programming
  • Hive mind mentality
  • ET races
  • Mars (we’re told it’s a planet, but is it?)
  • And more!

Some of my dad’s phrases make sense to me. For instance, “Always know your entry and exit points.” It’s good advice because if you’re somewhere and start feeling uncomfortable, you can “cut bait and get out!”

However, some of the sayings have an MK Ultra programming undertone to them. For example:

  • If you want something done (preferably right), do it yourself.
  • Do it right, or don’t do it all.
  • If it’s not perfect, it’s not right.
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.

If you’re a real-spirited being, you may want to do something yourself because an NPC (non-player character) may not understand what you want done. Plus, they may trigger you. However, you may need help with something, let’s say, an electrical issue, and you may need to call an electrician.

I struggle with “doing things right the first time,” mainly because I don’t want to do them again. However, I can feel how my self-esteem and “wound of non-recognition” can get triggered. I’ve been working on clearing my perfectionistic tendencies for a long time, and for the most part, I’m over it. But I’ve been triggered sometimes.

Who was My Dad?

My father was a complex man who was obsessed with Word War II (“loose lips sink ships” – WW2 saying) and always said that he was born too late (1939) because he wanted to serve. Interestingly, I’ve always felt that I was born too early in the 1970s and should have been born in the mid-to-late 1980s.

An intuitive (psychic, spiritual reader, etc.) told me that my dad’s “desk job” while serving in the U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis (what was this really?) was a cover for something bigger.

I was also told that my dad was a remote viewer.

And there it is!

When I was a teenager and young adult in my early 20s (I still lived at home), I’d be ready to walk out the door and “gypsy around,” as my dad called it. But before I left, he would say,

“Rebecca (birth name – changed in 2013), I can be anywhere, anytime. Remember that before you’re about to do something stupid because I’ll know about it.”


I used to roll my eyes and walk out the door. But now I’m questioning if my dad knew what I was up to. If he did, he never said anything to me. Or, maybe my dad thought he’d let my mother handle whatever mess I got into. And yes, my mom saved my ass plenty of times.

The intuitive also told me that my dad had a demon attached to him, contributing to his alcoholism and anger. This led him to abuse my mom, sister, and me mentally, emotionally, and physically. My dad was a ‘real’ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Another thing the person told me was that my dad’s early death on May 30, 2004, at 65, was orchestrated. Basically, “they” took him out of “the game.” I don’t know if this (or the demon attachment) is true, but on a certain level, I can believe that my dad was “taken out.”


Because he would have seen through the B.S. of the world today. He would have been “locked and loaded” (another saying I heard growing up), ready to defend his property, family, neighbors, friends, etc., no matter what.

My dad would not let the Dracos (nefarious ET race (maybe not all of them) disguised as politicians, royals, heads of corporations, etc.) or any other ET race take away his ability to defend himself. And if they tried, it would have ended poorly.

Wrapping Up of The Unforgettable Impact of Dad’s Sayings

In closing, as my journey concludes, the impact of exploring the world of my dad’s sayings, from the most straightforward phrases to the most complex expressions, has woven a tapestry of memories and shared experiences. But they’ve also left me with the task of  deprogramming myself, especially when it comes to perfectionism and money. But that’s another article.

They’ve provided humor (and some direction) through the twists and turns of my life’s adventures. In the echoes of my dad’s words lies more than just the ravings of an intelligent, sometimes angry man; the essence of a relationship that might stretch across generations.

As the reflection on the indelible mark left by these unforgettable sayings occurs, remember that their influence is not merely in the words but in the messages they carry.