One of the things that I remember most about my father is that he always made us confront our fears. He used to say “Al mal Paso, darle prisa,” a saying that literally translates as “The bad step shall be taken quickly.” It is different than “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today” because it emphasizes that one should not put off negative or unpleasant situations. My father taught us to swim by throwing us into the swimming pool to see if we would sink or swim. Of the three brothers, I was the only one, I think, who literally sank.