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.
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?
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."
Compassion, compassion, compassion.
It's what makes us human.
This is different from insulting someone.
We can do whatever we want as long as we can live with the consequences.
Don't underestimate the importance of gratitude.
Where's the fire?
What advice would you contribute passed down from your parents?