The need for a decent education. I was always taught to just go out and get a job... start working as much as possible... until I realized how embarrassing some lines of work can be. I'll say this, it's hard to see somebody who is only six years older than me being a DR, while I'm scrubbing toilets... ugh.
That is true. I am currently in the process of going back to school right now!
I wish mum hadnt let me start smoking.
I am quitting :-P
Thanks... and good luck to you too :-) You defo wont regret it!!! Oooo one tip... bag up the contents of your ashtray on quit day then if you want a smoke have a sniff of that... works for me
Your very welcome!!! Good luck!!!
I wish they would have been more understanding and open, they were always so distant towards me so I never got to learn much from them. They don't talk about their past very often with me too. Like, I had to find out via family members that my mom had been engaged and my dad had been married before they met!? I think it's not normal to find that out from another person in stead from your parents themselves. They always tried to make me live my life the way they wanted but never with an explination. If I'm going to be a parent, I will try to be more open with my children so that they can actually learn from my mistakes in stead of making the same ones.
Heheh, sometimes those things just work out by giving it time^^ I guess your grandparents just had to see by time what good man and father he is ;-)
My parents were really overprotective too, especially my dad but they had weird ways of showing it to me... Like, they almost never hugged me but would constantly get mad if I wanted to go out or do things they didn't approve of. When they would have to work late, they always made sure my grandparents would pass by the house to check on me and such things. I know they love me very much, I just wish I could have built a more stronger bond with them. I don't understand how I turned out to be so compassionate and loving while they weren't that good at showing it, obviously, that's not something I learned from them lol =p
I learned by time they love me by those little things they do. I took me a while to realise it so we had many fights during my teenage years lol. I guess it was just a part of growing up. What they did learn me from that, is that there is sometimes more to people than the eye can see=) They also did teach me that we have to work hard if we want to have nice things and nothing comes by itself. I do give them a hug sometimes but it just feels so forced and unnatural. But who knows, maybe time will solve that too =D
So what's the thing you wish they learned you?
I wish my parents had cared more about my school.
How manipulative and deceiving other people and/or groups can be (especially media).It is actually part of the curriculum in public elementary schools now, but it certainly wasn't when I was young.
If you give up something in childhood you will probably regret it much later in life.