Things You Wish Your Mother Had Told You

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  1. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Being a new year, I thought it would be a good time to impart a little wisdom on the young and old alike. So, now that you are as old as you are, are where you are, and know what you know, what do you wish someone had told you a year ago? Ten years ago? What would you go back and tell yourself?

    I'm not talking about incidental knowledge, but more general tidbits.

    I wish: that someone had told me that club soda really does remove almost any stain if used correctly. I got rose petal stains out of Egyptian cotton without damaging the threads just by giving the stained spots a little soaking.

    What do you offer the masses?
     
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    How is that working out for you, anyways, my young Padawan?
     
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    The problem with this logic (and what may have been your mother's logic) is that it is fairly difficult for a woman to be a "SOB".

    Something I wish my mother had told me would be to never show your true feelings to a boy. It's pointless and irresponsible. :D
     
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    hey can you PM me how to do that??:D
     
  8. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    i second the above :)

    Outside of that though...

    I'm not sure. I am still young, perhaps I will be able to look back to now when i'm abut 33. I think 23 may be a little too young to have to wish for things to be told yet...

    However, the club soda thing would be helpful. I didn't know that! My mom didn't tell me that!
     
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    that macs are superior and not to waste my money on windows :p. hahahaha.
     
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    hahahha i hope are you kidding, of course, but if that is indeed true, i am sorry.
     
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    There are some things I wish my mother hadn't told me..
     
  12. Mord macrumors G4

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    That what she told me when I was ~4 was deadly serious.
     
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    To stop picking my nose.



    Well, I guess she said it a lot. I just wish she'd enforced it. My nostrils hurt.
     
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    I wish I had listened when she suggested I go to a junior college.

    I wish she had told me I was probably depressed from age 12 onward.

    No regrets, though. She and I are very close.
     
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    Learn from other peoples mistakes.

    I tell my kids this. In other words, If you see someone do something stupid and get hurt, fired, killed, or whatever, why do you want to do it?
     

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