“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
I believe in the power of wisdom from parents. I believe that growth occurs once one embraces the guidance from their parents as it can propel them to attain their varying aspirations so that they can be a superlative figure. I believe parents can guide and inform their children of valuable knowledge that will be lucrative when they encounter their numerous hardships, so prosperity can be achieved.
When I was young, it was a heavy burden and challenge for me to remove my hoodie from my body without dragging my t-shirt up along with it. Though I desired to wear this hoodie everywhere as it was cozy, warm, and it had my favourite soccer team’s logo sealed right in the centre. My loving parents knew the embarrassment I would feel, being self-conscious, if my shirt flew up in public revealing my stomach. They taught me a way in which I could easily remove the hoodie without taking off the shirt as well, but I thought their way was weird since it took long and I thought my parents were old-fashioned. However, I later learned that their way was the proper and most efficient way to take it off, it just took practice to get quick at it. During an elementary field trip, I had decided to dress in this nice hoodie so that I could show all my friends. After finishing an outdoor experiment, the class returned to the lab where we were instructed to remove all jackets. I watched in astonishment as my peers took off their hoodies with ease. Influenced by the pressure of the intense moment I tried to quickly remove my hoodie, but my t-shirt came up with it enabling all my friends to see my belly. My cheeks started to burn as they turned into a rosy red while the whole class was giggling, the teacher did not even know what to say. I was showered in embarrassment as I put my shirt back on and sat back in my seat, and still today my friends tease me about that moment I couldn’t take off my hoodie properly. I should have listened to my parents’ wisdom.
When I grew up and matured, I realized how silly it was that I had not followed my parents’ advice which was the correct and most effective way to take off one’s hoodie while keeping the shirt on. My parents would do anything in their power for me to have a better life as they only desire that I become my best self. If I had agreed to follow my parents useful ideas I would have not needed to deal with the immense stress that I had to endure during that moment. My parents were just trying to provide information on how I can best overcome my obstacle, and if I had adopted their practices I would have excelled through my problem with ease. When I reflect back to the incident I feel an ample amount of regret as I knew if I had listened to my parents I would have not been humiliated, and could live my life with contentment. I should have listened to my parents’ wisdom.
Throughout my life I have realized how my parents have changed all aspects of my life for the better. They are always helping me with questions I have regarding school and trying to make me a better and kinder individual overall. Without them I would definitely not be who I am today. My parents are always trying to teach me nifty tips that always help make my life easier so that I can accomplish more of my goals. They desire for me to continue to grow as they understand my weaknesses and try to make me stronger and better in those areas. Whenever I do not listen or accept my parents’ advice I become guilty as I know they are just trying their best to help me. Since they always do what is best for me and sacrifice so much so that I can attain prosperity and jubilance, I will always listen to my parents wisdom.
Emulated and inspired by the ideas of Alan Lightman