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What's the most useful thing your mom or dad taught you?

Asked by Vignette (2874points) 4 weeks ago

Pretty much as asked. I find it interesting to look back and see it was not just one thing it was a few really good things and how each played a role at different stages of my life. Right now for me it was my dad who told me to never sweat the small stuff. What is your lesson you learned that serves you well?

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ragingloli's avatar

Let us just say, they led by negative example.

rebbel's avatar

First save for it, then purchase it.

Apart from a house once, and my phone plan, I’ve never bought anything that I had to pay back later in installments.

ucme's avatar

My mum told me never to look a square arsed cow in the eye.
She believed these bothersome bovine beasts were plotting bloody murder on all of mankind…did I ever mention she was prone to bouts of madness? :D

janbb's avatar

How to communicate feelings.

jca2's avatar

My mom taught me that education is very important. She said you can lose your house, you can lose everything you own, but you can’t lose your education.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

How to listen and care about someone’s feelings.

Also both taught me how to cook !

hmmmmmm's avatar

By cheating on my mother and leaving us, my father taught me how not to act in order to be a decent human being.

seawulf575's avatar

Good work ethic
Patience and a calm demeanor
Gravity kills.

Inspired_2write's avatar

To rely on myself,and become independent.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My dad taught me to rely on evidence and proof rather than emotion.

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