Perhaps I have always known everything important but will need a lifetime to discover what I know. Tarot and Oracles offer me guides and sign posts to help me along my way.
I think this is what your environment looks like today? 70 here yesterday :) which meant I spent the day working as a logger putting up wood for next winter.
Yesterday morning we had snow covered trees just like in the card. Today cool/cold sunny and windy with another wintery blast this evening. The daffodils and crocus thought it was Spring this last week, we were tricked.
I'm with your dad; what people do is always a better indicator of who they really are than what they say.
I try not to listen to gossip or 2nd hand information. Most don't hold up.