Parents know what's good for their kids and impart their wisdom throughout their formative years.
As we grow up and develop critical thinking abilities, we start seeing the evidence of the things ingrained in us since childhood.
Saying "please" and "thank you" remain essential and will get you far.
But what other life lessons inherited from parents have proved beneficial in your adult life?
Dan Diamond, the author of a healthcare policy column called POLITICO Pulse, asked Twitter:
"What's the best advice your parents ever gave you?"
Diamond shared his examples.
Dad: The most important quality in a partner is kindness Mom: Be brave and powerful forces will come to your aid— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond) 1555182491.0
The responses to the inspirational thread serve as great reminders for our ongoing pursuit of excellence and happiness in life.
Which ones resonate with you most?
@ddiamond Mom: “Learn how to type and you will always have a job.” (In other words, make sure you can always be sel… https://t.co/Wbx0C4oTbq— Cheryle Johnson (@Cheryle Johnson) 1555203132.0
@ddiamond Dad: Nobody ever said life was supposed to be fair. Mom: [singing} I never promised you a rose garden...— Agent Smith (@Agent Smith) 1555194332.0
This advice could not be more pertinent in an age where we rely on our smartphones to communicate and carry out tasks.
Send a best friend a birthday card through the mail just to change things up. It's always nice to be on the receiving end of something tangible in commemoration of a special occasion, instead of always clicking on "Like."
@ddiamond Mom: human connections (every new year our kitchen table would be HEAPED with piles of cards from her stu… https://t.co/LGxP6kGaOZ— Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad Mostashari) 1555196711.0
Compassion, compassion, compassion.
It's what makes us human.
@ddiamond Everyone is struggling in some way, so try to be kind— Greg Davis (@Greg Davis) 1555179740.0
@GregDavis625 @ddiamond A little kindness can go a long way. Even save a life. #Kindness— Samus Aran ⭐ (Miley) (@Samus Aran ⭐ (Miley)) 1555205636.0
@GregDavis625 @ddiamond This is so true. NO matter how well a person appears to be they have something some cross… https://t.co/PGf5EcR1DW— barbara stjohn (@barbara stjohn) 1555229427.0
This is different from insulting someone.
@ddiamond Understand that criticism is just information. So is praise.— MH Rudolph (@MH Rudolph) 1555179156.0
@by_mhrudolph I think I’m going to steal this.— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond) 1555179433.0
@by_mhrudolph @ddiamond This is life changing even for an older women like me!— Yellow Jacket🇺🇸🐝 (@Yellow Jacket🇺🇸🐝) 1555206608.0
@by_mhrudolph @ddiamond That’s the point take your emotion out of it and use it for what it’s meant for, information— Laura (@Laura) 1555205613.0
We can do whatever we want as long as we can live with the consequences.
@ddiamond "Don't put your ass on the chopping block unless you're prepared to get it chopped off."— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1555179675.0
@ElieNYC This gives me new perspective on your risk-taking career…— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond) 1555180367.0
Don't underestimate the importance of gratitude.
@ddiamond Send thank you notes.— Zach Marcum (@Zach Marcum) 1555179484.0
@zacharyamarcum It’s important to let folks know they’re appreciated. I wish I was better at this.— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond) 1555179865.0
@ddiamond Being willing to listen and being humble is free of charge.— Elliot Malmberg (@Elliot Malmberg) 1555180577.0
Where's the fire?
@ddiamond Don’t speed.— Emily Hahn (@Emily Hahn) 1555179202.0
@EHahnMD @ddiamond My grandads advice (passed down by my dad) with regards to speeding was ‘better minutes too late… https://t.co/csNPnXzBuC— Holly Vickery (@Holly Vickery) 1555204626.0
What advice would you contribute passed down from your parents?