Texans RB Arian Foster shares advice he’ll give his daughter on happiness & men


Texans running back Arian Foster was 23 years-old with a daughter on the way and unemployed. Foster was passed over at the NFL draft and only had a try-out for a team to look towards to secure his future. Obviously through hard work and dedication, Arian succeeded. In a recent interview with Yahoo, foster discussed the six-things he will pass on to his four-year-old daughter, Zenith.

Check out two which I found to be most important in this day and age.

Men and her worth. (loads shotgun) A sore subject for any man with a daughter. I will teach her that she is a young goddess. Help her understand her worth. Let her know that she must hold every man accountable for who they are and how they act towards her. There will be a day when I give her away, and they say that a woman spends her life looking for her father in her groom, so until that day I will try to be the example of a man that she eventually will seek out. Men tend to be motivated by one thing. Don’t fall victim to a prince charming. If he cares for her, he’ll act accordingly. If not (aims shotgun), well, I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.


Happiness. This is probably the most cliché virtue on the list, but the most pivotal to her success. She needs to understand that “success” is a voyage, not an “x” on a map. I believe strongly that smiles are contagious, so I fill my home with as much laughter as possible. I do this in hopes that this mindset bleeds into her heart. You can’t teach happiness, per se, but you can teach perspective and let her see that the situation she is born into is unique and the things she is accustomed to are not everyone’s reality. I grew up in some rough circumstances, but in a very honest and humble way, was content with what I did have because I knew there were others out there that had less than me. This leads into the next thing I need my princess to understand.

A father’s role in his daughter’s life is so crucial. It’s the first man she’ll ever love. It sets the tone for all her future relationships and develops her self worth. I love to see men, especially young fathers, taking this role seriously.