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Mom's best advice

Original post made by Mom x 3, another community, on May 1, 2007

I was sort of a rebellious teenager, which I am now ashamed of. My mom told me three things during that timeframe and I thought she was crazy. Now that I'm older, and I'd like to think wiser, she was pretty darn smart.

My mom's best advice:
1. Build your financial credit and your good name and keep it healthy. Make sure if and when you need something that people find you trustworthy.
2. Get an education. Your freedom, your money, your house and everything can be taken from you... but your education stays with you for a lifetime.
And the most important, and truest:
3. Enjoy your life, because the older you get, the faster the time goes.

Anyone else have a smart mom?

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Posted by Amory
a resident of another community
on May 2, 2007 at 11:29 am

I have a smart mom just like you and she gave me the same advice that she gave you.

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Posted by Amy
a resident of Danville
on May 4, 2007 at 1:23 pm

When I started high school, my mother started a career and it worked out great. We had interesting conversations at our dinner table every night, plus she was not overly involved in my life, which I find sometimes happened with my kids' friends in Danville. They worry and angst over every little problem their teens have, when mostly they just have to outgrow some things.

My Dad gave me the advice you mention about education and only buying what you can pay for - plus: Don't smoke.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on May 7, 2007 at 10:32 am

my mom taught me to enjoy spending time alone and to think for myself. she also taught me to see the humor in the world and use laughter as a way to stay sane when times get tough.

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