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    Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Doesn't matter if it was good or bad advice. You remember it because your mother or father always told you when you were younger and it just stuck with you.


    "Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning 'bit' always switched on."

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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    My late father always told me this about college:

    First 2 years get your grades up
    3rd year find your woman
    4th year find your job

    Then he went on to say one of the biggest mistakes was not asking to marry his college sweetheart. They both went separate ways in the country after graduation and never saw each other. It was hard to keep in touch in the 70's.

    I don't know if it is good or bad advice but he's told me that since I was 13.


    "Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning 'bit' always switched on."

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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Doesn't matter if it was good or bad advice. You remember it because your mother or father always told you when you were younger and it just stuck with you.
    When I was a teenager my dad told me,"God gave you a **** and a brain but only enough blood to use one at a time, so think with your brain." I can't wait for my son to be a teenager so that I can tell him that.

    Another dad-ism that I find myself repeating to my kids... When I didn't want to do something and said, "You can't make me." He would always come back with, "You're right, I can't make you, but I can make you wish you had."



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Just don't wait until year 4 to work on the job thing. That's one thing that has definitely changed.



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    "Sometimes life's not fair"



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Not advice, just their disposition and how they carried themselves. Always positive. Always hard working. Nothing was ever the end of the world. My dad had a thousand sayings and quotes for me, but the one that always stuck is "If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger.".



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son.

    In one ear, out the other.



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Cliche, but if it were easy, everyone would do it.



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Live by the Golden Rule and you should be able to avoid drama.



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    "No, Dad, we're just good friends"

    "You know what, I used to be good friends with your mother too"



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    In playing Catcher in little league...
    "If you are not smart enough to either catch the ball or get out of the way you deserve to get hit in the junk"

    Not sure if that is sound advice or not but it stuck.



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny34 View Post
    In playing Catcher in little league...
    "If you are not smart enough to either catch the ball or get out of the way you deserve to get hit in the junk"

    Not sure if that is sound advice or not but it stuck.
    That's great advice! Just another way of saying that you should be prepared for what life throws at you or suffer the consequences.

    I would say for me it was about my parents work ethic. If you have to move a pile of bricks from this spot to that one over there, complaining about it won't get the job done. Just get started...

    For my kids, I have always told them "It's not how you start, it's how you finish." That saying has come in pretty handy when a lousy night of shooting finished with making the game winning layup or the baseball games being down 9-1 and winning 11-10.



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    Chivalry is important. Make sure you always show it.



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    Re: Friday QOTW - 8/23 - What parental advice has always stuck with you?

    My dad told me not to get a credit card until I was out of college and could afford to pay it back. That and don't pee into the wind. Now I'm in good shape financially and have never had **** soaked shoes and pants.


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    Never back up any further than you have to. Actually pretty good advice.



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