6 Truths Moms Tell Us That We Absolutely Hate Hearing
As much as we don't like to admit it, moms are pretty much right—All. The. Time.
It's often hard to remember they were our age once, too. And even though times have changed since they were in our shoes, there are some universal truths out there that'll always remain the same. Whether they warn you about a new friend who doesn't seem trustworthy, or they insist you bring your jacket to the movies, things always end up as they predicted.
Below, read on for the six truths moms tell us that we absolutely hate to hear:
1. "Get an education."
Most of us already know this is true, but getting an education is so important for your future. If you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to a good school, take it. Not everyone is as fortunate, so take advantage of your circumstances. Even if you think your future career choice won't require an education, think again. Things change, and you never know what's around the corner.
2. "Treat others the way you want to be treated."
We must say, it's much easier said than done. If someone disrespects us in any way, our gut instinct is to usually give them a taste of their own medicine. Being the bigger person takes a lot of strength and a strong sense of self, but we all eventually realize that the vibes we put into the world, we tend to get back. If you do kind acts and respect others, chances are they will be reciprocated. And if they don't, that's their problem, and it has nothing to do with you.
3. "Remember that you can never be too kind."
In other words, kill 'em with kindness. The people in your life who make you happy and bring you constant joy, likely embody this behavior. If you don't agree with someone or see eye-to-eye with them on certain topics, still be kind. What's the point of putting a person down because of their beliefs? We all have a right to our own opinions, so respect that in others and show them a kindness that they'll appreciate.
4. "Anything worth having is worth working for."
Think of the things you're most proud of in your life. Is it an accomplishment, S.O., tangible item or something else? Whatever it is, chances are, you worked for it. Getting an amazing report card won't happen without studying. Meeting a boyfriend or girlfriend won't happen unless you make yourself emotionally available. Buying a cool trinket or gadget won't happen without making money. See the pattern? All these things require dedication, so make sure you're ready to take on the challenge.
5. "Be grateful."
A vast majority of people on this earth face daily burdens that some of us can't even fathom. If you're one of the fortunate ones, it's important to reflect and be grateful for all you have in this life. Live every moment to the fullest and spend time with the people who make you happy. Why? Because our time on this earth is limited, and we never know when our circumstances might change.
6. "Never go to bed angry."
Hitting the hay when you're upset at someone isn't healthy for the soul. Not only will you undoubtedly lose sleep, but you'll stunt the growth of your relationships, too. Waking up the next morning after a nasty, unsettled argument will lead to tension, awkwardness and feelings of resentment. By letting your temper fester overnight, the lack of communication between you and the person will end in division, bitterness and thoughts of hostility.
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