25 Things That Your Parents Were Actually Right About

Although your parents didn’t know much when you were a teenager, between the time that you graduated high school and left for college or started your first real job, they learned a lot didn’t they? All of a sudden they were filled with wisdom about life, finances, taxes, relationships, jobs, and everything else you could think of. This is usually what happens when you go from being a teenager to an adult. You realize that there were a few things that your parents were right about.

Now, just to be clear, we are not talking about all parents. There are certainly parents out there that abused their kids, did drugs, didn’t provide, etc. If that was your parents, we are terribly sorry; please take this list as being in honor of the good parents out there. Having said that, most parents have at least some wisdom about the world. There are things they’ve been through which have given them a perspective on life that is hard to gather when you are only a teenager. It may take some humility to admit it, but many of us eventually come to that point. Here are 25 things that your parents were actually right about.

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25

Be careful with credit cards.

Be careful with credit cardsImage: wikipedia, Source: pinterest
24

You need to sleep more. You won't be able to keep that up forever.

You need to sleep more. You won't be able to keep that up forever.Image: wikipedia, Source: pinterest
23

Learn to cook. It's cheaper and healthier.

Learn to cook. It's cheaper and healthier.Image: pixabay, Source: pinterest
22

Don't stress out so much as a kid; you'll have plenty to stress out about later.

Don't stress out so much as a kid, you'll have plenty to stress out about laterSource: pinterest
21

Before you know it, you'll be 40.

Before you know it, you'll be 40Source: imgur
20

Take the time to make a budget.

Take the time to make a budgetImage: pixabay, Source: reddit
19

Grudges only hurt you.

Grudges only hurt youImage: someecards, Source: imgur
18

Don't listen to your headphones so loud.

Don't listen to your headphones so loudImage: pixabay, Source: pinterest
17

Not all of your friends need to be "forever" friends.

Not all of your friends need to be "forever" friendsImage: pixabay, Source: pinterest
16

It feels good to return to a clean house. So clean the house.

It feels good to return to a clean house. So clean the house.Image: freestockphotos.biz, Source: imgur
15

Buy a plunger before you need it.

Buy a plunger before you need itImage: wikipedia, Source: thoughtcatalog
14

Don't walk with your hands in your pockets. Tripping will hurt a lot more.

Don't walk with your hands in your pockets. Tripping will hurt a lot more.Image: pixabay, Source: imgur
13

We're actually pretty cool parents.

We're actually pretty cool parents
12

Sleeping in is a good way to waste a weekend.

Sleeping in is a good way to waste a weekendImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur
11

Watch out for pyramid schemes.

Watch out for pyramid schemesSource: reddit
10

You'll regret spending your teens at home just playing video games.

You'll regret spending your teens at home just playing videogamesImage: pixabay, Source: imgur
9

A falling knife has no handle.

A falling knife has no handleImage: pixabay, Source: thoughtcatalog
8

Don't join the Army.

Don't join the ArmySource: reddit
7

Look both ways before crossing.

Look both ways before crossingImage: pexels
6

Life is not fair.

Life is not fair
5

The more chocolate you have, the more you will eat.

The more chocolate you have, the more you will eatImage: wikipedia, Source: thoughtcatalog
4

You'll end up being just like us one day.

You'll end up being just like us one dayImage: pixabay, Source: reddit
3

Clean your finger nails. It's one of the first things people notice.

Clean your finger nails. It's one of the first things people notice.Image: wikipedia, Source: thoughtcatalog
2

Never mess with the IRS. Ever.

Never mess with the IRS. Ever.Image: pixabay, Source: reddit

Note: Some people have noted that the IRS is actually not that bad of an agency and that they’re pretty forgiving/easy to work with. As with many things, the evidence is largely anecdotal.

1

One day, you'll miss our conversations.

One day, you'll miss our conversationsImage: wikipedia, Source: pinterest


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