As we get older, we realize that our parents are people we can always rely on when things get tough. While we may have not been the best kids, and may have gotten frustrated or annoyed with them in our youth, as adults we appreciate them more than they know. One thing that is for sure is that the advice they had given us over the years ages like fine wine. As a child, we rolled our eyes at their words of wisdom but as adults—we realize they were always right.
Twitter user Dan Diamond asked people to share the best piece of advice their parents ever gave them.
What’s the best advice your parents ever gave you?— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) April 13, 2019
He shared the words of wisdom both his mother and father shared with him, too.
Dad: The most important quality in a partner is kindness— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) April 13, 2019
Mom: Be brave and powerful forces will come to your aid
Many people chimed in and shared the solid life advice they’ve also received from their parents.
Leave things nicer than how you found it.— Stacy (@hello_stacy) April 14, 2019
Never be ashamed of what you for work; and, where you came from.— StellaStar711 (@StellaStar711) April 13, 2019
My mum always says in Russian “we are not for money, money is for us”, by which she means that life is for living not for counting pennies. Even when we couldn’t pay bills she still stuck by this. She taught me that enjoying life is always worth more than money— Anastasia Romanova (@a_romanova2) April 13, 2019
Understand that criticism is just information. So is praise.— MH Rudolph (@by_mhrudolph) April 13, 2019
"Don't put your ass on the chopping block unless you're prepared to get it chopped off."— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) April 13, 2019
Never rely on anyone to financially support you, including me. -Dad— Sherry Pagoto (@DrSherryPagoto) April 13, 2019
If you don’t ask, you don’t get.— Jenna Price (@JennaPrice) April 14, 2019
Send thank you notes.— Zach Marcum (@zacharyamarcum) April 13, 2019
Being willing to listen and being humble is free of charge.— Elliot Malmberg (@SH_Elliot) April 13, 2019
If you are feeling down, find a way to help someone else. Also most people in the world still spend a majority of their time each day trying to meet their basic needs to survive - helps keep a lot of things in perspective.— Sarah Karlin-Smith (@SarahKarlin) April 13, 2019
Take typing— Arthur Caplan (@ArthurCaplan) April 13, 2019
My dad told me before I left for college he said “people make decisions based on who they are, not who you are”.— b e k s (@almandmilk) April 13, 2019
My father always said, if you’re going to do something stupid, consider all the angles. If it’s worth it, at least you won’t be surprised by the consequences.”— OttolineMorrell (@OttolineMorrell) April 13, 2019
My rule to live by.
Never go to bed angry at a loved one.— Boomer (@BlaineKAyers) April 14, 2019
Integrity is what you do when no one is watching.
Be careful how you treat people climbing up the ladder. They are the same ones you will meet going back down.— Yolanda Harris (@rjsmom1) April 13, 2019
Mom: If you found a paint color you like for a room, go one full shade lighter—everything looks darker when painted on a large surface.— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) April 14, 2019
Dad: Dress in layers
Be kind to those who are suffering.— Brenda McQueen Neil (@BrendaLynnNeil) April 14, 2019
Dad always told me it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission— hannah (@hannahgrrriego) April 14, 2019
Fill your gas tank when it’s 1/4 full and stay on top of those oil changes and tire rotations.— Snuzy😴 (@RNSue3) April 14, 2019
Make sure you wear clean underwear and that they don’t have holes in them in case you get in an accident.— Eat, Drink & Be Mary (@MWJ1231) April 13, 2019
Mom: Invest in real estate. Why? Because you make a profit when you are ready to walk away from it. You can’t do that with a man.— Judy (@judes1487) April 14, 2019
Dad: What your Mom said. 😂