A very few people already know this, that being a father and being a dad is not the same thing. We often confuse these two terms as same but their connotation differ than one another. We can use one as the synonym for the other but that doesn’t make the two same. A lot of people might wonder that why there has to be a difference between the two, well you will find out once you know the real meaning of the two, separately. Continue to read below…
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A difference of the meaning:
Well, apparently the meaning of the two is a little different. A father is the one who is responsible for bringing the child into the world, whereas a dad is the one who raises the child.
The father can be anyone who is capable of procreating. Thus, it is a biological connection, this doesn’t need much effort and labor. But to be a dad, you need not be a biological parent of the child. It is much more than just a biological factor, it involves emotions, efforts, and values. For a dad, there are serious responsibilities for a dad than a father.
A father can walk away from his child if doesn’t want to be a dad. He can leave behind the responsibilities and move ahead. His job is done when the child is conceived. But a father is the one who takes it forward as the father took off. A dad becomes the sole supporter of the child to the time the kid is a grown into an adult.
Dad as an idol/role model:
In most of the cases, a father may not be the person the child would admire and think of him as an idol. But a dad has to be one, all the things that the dad does for the child make him his superhero, his role model.
A dad can never reject a child:
Another very important difference is that a father may reject the child he co-produced. He may walk away right after the birth by rejecting the child, whereas the dad is the one who accepts the child and takes up the responsibility voluntarily. This is why being a father and being a dad is not the same thing, rather it is two faces of the same coin.