Lots of People Wish Jeff Tweedy Were Their Dad—for Spencer Tweedy, It’s a Reality - Pitchfork

I don’t understand parents that try and put on a front to their kids that they’re always in charge and always OK. I understand making your kids feel safe and secure, but I also think that if you don’t show them that you struggle, when they inevitably suffer, they’re going to feel that they’re inferior in some way or that pain isn’t normal. They won’t be able to look at any examples of somebody having made it through those feelings. That’s a really problematic impulse that a lot of parents pass on to children, that anxiety that they are measuring up to “strong man daddy.”