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The best life lessons we learned from our parents

The Active Times Logo By Shannon Darnall of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 20: So many of life’s lessons must be learned by actually experiencing the messy stuff of life — that’s how they get their name, after all. However, some of life’s most important lessons are best learned from others. Valuable knowledge can be gleaned from the works of great thinkers, writers and artists. Still other significant lessons are passed down from teachers, neighbors and various people passing through our lives. And then there are those we learn from our parents.Some are brutal, some are powerful, some are instilled in us when we’re young and some are learned too late in life. Think back: What are the most important things you’ve learned from your parents? We did just that, and mined the memories of our colleagues to find those little gems that are actually pretty major.

The Best Life Lessons We Learned From Our Parents

So many of life’s lessons must be learned by actually experiencing the messy stuff of life — that’s how they get their name, after all. However, some of life’s most important lessons are best learned from others. Valuable knowledge can be gleaned from the works of great thinkers, writers and artists. Still other significant lessons are passed down from teachers, neighbors and various people passing through our lives. And then there are those we learn from our parents.

Some are brutal, some are powerful, some are instilled in us when we’re young and some are learned too late in life. Think back: What are the most important things you’ve learned from your parents? We did just that, and mined the memories of our colleagues to find those little gems that are actually pretty major.

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