Mothers, in song and real life, are full of good advice that we usually ignore, requiring our fathers to bail us out or shoot our boyfriends.
But what advice did your father give you that you always remembered?
And did you take it, or not?
My dad warned me once about a landlord, 'Don’t start with that guy. He’s an asshole. He won’t quit."
I moved out within a few months.
The guy was charged with arson on the property a couple of years later.
I learned for two things. How to recognise a destrucitve urge to ‘win’, and how to recognise when someone knows what s/he’s talking about.