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“I’d Rather You Call Me at 2 AM for a Ride Than Drink and Drive”Calling your mom and asking for a ride was probably last thing you wanted to do as a buzzed teenager leaving a party. But even worse than seeing her station wagon pull up to your friend's house was the thought of calling her from your holding cell in the local police station. Mom was right about this one: It's way better to be safe than sorry.
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"Treat Others How You Want to Be Treated"It's the Golden Rule. If you didn't hear it quite like this, maybe it was something more along the lines of: "Be nice. You never know who could end up being your boss." Either way, Mom was right. You should be nice to just about everybody.
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“Chew With Your Mouth Closed”This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re eating a bowl of cereal on your couch solely in the presence of your cat, by all means, chomp away! But no one else wants to see your half-chewed enchilada. If you’re trying to torture your sister or turn a first-date sour, by all means, open wide. Otherwise, have a little class and chew with your mouth closed.
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“Don’t Get Mixed Up in the Wrong Crowd”Peer pressure is a strong force. It can be positive and negative, and it can convince us to do things we’d otherwise never do. Mom wanted to make sure you didn’t fall vulnerable to the other kids’ evil ways. Since it's kind of true that “Once you pop, you can’t stop,” you might as well just not start in the first place.
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Even though it was just as bad, lying to Mom was different... mainly because she always knew. Lying gets messy, and it hurts people. Ultimately, lying makes your life way, way harder, and it makes other people lose their faith in you. And Mom is all about things being easier for you in the long run.
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“Eat Your Vegetables!”This one usually surfaced as she was threatening to take away your TV privileges. “Look at Popeye! And Hulk Hogan! They eat their vegetables!” she might have yelled. At that point, you either folded your own in a napkin and put them in your pocket or slipped them under the table for the dog to sniff.
Now that you're a little too old to eat anything you want without looking/feeling like crap, you're probably willing to admit that Mom was on the right track. Vegetables are good for you.
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“Respect Your Elders”Over the past century, First World countries have become melting pots of culture, with various traditions and social norms vying for importance among all society. But one thing that has and will always remain important is being respectful to our elders. Sure, just because you’re old doesn’t mean you’re a saint - or even right - but watching out for those who aren’t as physically capable as you is part of being an active member of a community.
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