When you were a teenager, there’s a 90% chance you went through a phase when you hated your parents. They never approved of any of your choices and life seemed neither here nor there. You weren’t left with any choices and so you went with the flow, anyway. There were times when you did believe them, and then there were times when what they said just didn’t make any sense to you. But once you grow up, you recall the things your parents said to you and you’re like “Shit, they were right.” It happens to the best of us, and there’s no point denying it. People are sharing their “Shit, my parents were right” moment and believe us, it’s the most relatable thing on the internet today.
1. The one about the credit cards.
Whistledick on Reddit: You really shouldn’t spend money if it’s not in your bank account (credit cards).
2. The one about studying regularly.
Manvi Nayak on Quora: The time I realised that if I should have heeded my parents’ advice about studying regularly, and that lost time wouldn’t return. That was my biggest “Shit, my parents were right” moment.
3. The one about the dating game.
Anonymous on Whisper: As much as I hate to admit it, my parents were right. I was too young to date.
4. The one about smoking-up.
Frisky Frog 224 on Reddit: Back in high school, I got caught smoking weed a couple of times. After getting busted, my dad said, “Now that you aren’t smoking, see if you’re smoking pals will stick around.” Sure enough, those pals didn’t stick around!
5. The one about not-so-friendly friends.
Siddharth Viyyapu on Quora: As a teenager, I was angry and rebellious (naturally). They used to warn me about certain friends of mine who had a hypocritical personality. I would shrug off their observations, but I later realised and that hit me like a ram of epiphany (sic).
6. The one about food.
Anonymous on Whisper: I realised my parents were right when they told me to eat healthy. I am 180 pounds now and I am not proud.
7. The one about smoking cigarettes.
Exile_For_Weekend on Reddit: “Don’t start smoking, it’s addicting and expensive.” Oh, I wish I listened to them.
8. The one about saving money.
Jesmasterzero on Reddit: “Start saving as soon as you can. You don’t have as much money as you think you do.” My parents told me that when I had a part-time job, whilst living at home. Thought I was loaded until I moved out and realised how expensive life is.
9. The one about not giving a f***.
Rubics123 on Reddit: My dad always stressed not giving a shit what about what people think and it would always embarrass me as a kid. But recently, I’ve been realising how right he was, and how much happier it makes you when you just don’t give a f***.
10. The one about adulthood.
Jeezess on Reddit: As a kid, I was always fascinated and obsessed with being an adult, being college educated, living on my own, making my own money, etc. My parents always told me, “Don’t wish your life away. Adult life isn’t as easy and fun as it looks!” I think it was an understatement.
11. The one about sleep.
Whistledick on Reddit: You really do need to get enough sleep.
News credit : Indiatimes