25 Inspirational and Life-Changing Advice from Moms Across The World
Insights from 25 individuals on the most impactful life advice that their mothers gave them.
Upon reaching adulthood, a lot of us have encountered that enlightening moment where we finally understood the profound meaning behind something our mothers used to repeatedly emphasize during our upbringing. While we may have dismissed their words in our youth, we come to recognize their genuine wisdom as we go through life's trials and tribulations.
Reddit user u/giggglygirl gave many individuals an opportunity to showcase the invaluable advice their mothers gave them a few years ago by posing this question to the r/AskReddit community: "What’s the best advice your mom ever gave you?"
Below, you will find a compilation of 25 notable replies to the question:
1. We move past the bad days
2. Travel as much as you can
4. Your gut instinct rarely fails you
"If there’s an uncomfortable feeling in your gut about a person, situation, or place, go with it. Listen to it and either protect yourself or gtfo."— Go_Bias
5. If it hurts, don't do it
6. Be punctual
"In exasperation, my mom told me, 'When you show up late, it tells people that you think your time is more important than theirs.'
I used to be cronically late to nearly everything. And that statement just crushed me because I love my mom and my friends and would never purposely be disrespectful. I had just never looked at it that way before. I'm rarely late anymore and it's been amazing how something so seemly small has improved my relationships and has all around made my life better and less stressful than I could have expected. Wish Mom would have laid into me sooner."— midnight_trains
7. Be patient with love
8. Do not tolerate physical abuse
"Even if you love eachother sooo much and he is so sorry and it will never happen again,
If he hits you, you leave."— MireilleMincher
9. Let people know about their best qualities
10. Take care of yourself
11. Adopt a gentle nature
"Being gentle never comes out of fashion"— Cofffein
12. No romance is worth going to jail for
13. Everybody has their burdens in life
"My mom has given me lots of good advice, a few ones stick out to me.
Upon asking her why she had quit work to raise her kids, she told me 'Many people lie on their death bed wishing they had spent more time with family. No one lies there and thinks they should have worked more.'
She liked to tell me growing up 'we all have our cross to bare' as a reminder to the fact we all have our struggles, and it helped me be more empathetic to others.
'My freedom ends where yours begins'
'Always do your best, even if it means a C and not an A, if it’s your best, then you did well. If anyone asks you to do more, tell them, I am doing my best. And they have to respect that, because as long as you work your hardest it is the truth. No one can do more than they can.'"— volvavirago
14. Your own annoyances in others may mirror your own actions.
15. Your perspective of the world will change over time
16. Be mindful of what you share on the internet
17. Things will work out eventually
18. Don't be a fool
19. Live east of where you work
"Live east of where you work. That way you won't be driving directly into the sun in either direction."—nick717
20. Only engage in a physical fight if provoked
21. Be happy while being single first
22. You can't please everybody
23. Be kind
"Kill em with kindness."— BarcodeNinja
24. You will face obstacles in your life constantly
25. Wear clean clothes
"Always wear clean underwear."— Storms1976