Who Taught You What?

Canada
November 10, 2010 11:18pm CST
I feel provoked to ask this question after responding to another discussion here on MyLot. My Grandma taught me not to hate. I have never allowed myself to say I hate someone sense I was a little girl because my grandma taught me it would only corrupt my heart as hate is like a cancer and it is ugly and it changes people. I never wanted to let hate grow in my heart. Who taught you what?
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@GardenGerty (101748)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Sometimes people teach us, without intending to. My younger sister and I often described it as the principle of "The best bad example".They teach us, by how they live, what we do NOT want to do or be. An example would be "I have learned not to carry grudges, because I have seen that the person carrying the grudge is actually the one with the burden of the heavy feelings and the negativity that goes along with it." That is how I would describe a part of my family. They taught me in that way. I will say that I also had some good examples.
• Canada
15 Nov 10
Very good point! So true we learn from others even though they aren't teaching us with intent. Yet we are paying attention and we learn.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
11 Nov 10
I cannot remember who taught me not to hate anyone or to have at least not plant anger and hatred in my heart. I think it is my nature really that I can easily forgive people. Maybe it is innate in me that I am really nice and kind. It is not because I am stupid rather I just do not let hate crash my mind thinking of bitterness. An example perhaps is my father. He may not be the perfect father or he may not be the father which I want him to be, but that does not mean that I have to hate him all through out my life. I cannot change the fact that he is my father and remains to be for the rest of my life. Another example is my current bf. He may be too harsh and hot tempered and I am also a stubborn one, but I never allow that we fight or go in clash. I keep a distance and remain quiet just to put the argument end. I may hate him at that moment, but love him after.
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• Canada
12 Nov 10
If it wasn't hate or bitterness can you think of someone in your life that taught you another important message in life?
• Philippines
11 Nov 10
Myself taught me everything i know so far:)
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• Canada
12 Nov 10
Are you sure about that? Did you raise yourself?
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
11 Nov 10
What taught by your grandmother is right, we should not hate people, though we are hurt. Furthermore, my parents also teach the same thing and they advised me to always love my enemies, because then I will enjoy this life with a heart full of happiness
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• Canada
12 Nov 10
Good lessons are passed on by our elders. It seems like kids don't listen sometimes but maybe they are listening more then we realize.
• El Salvador
11 Nov 10
Life has taught me to be as honest and truthful as possible
• El Salvador
11 Nov 10
And I agree about what your grandmother taught you... If people could just be less hateful and stop worrying about the things that bother them it would be a good start for a good change
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• Canada
12 Nov 10
Yes worry is another thing that hangs people up. To bad there as to be things in life that causes worry to others. I vote the whole world to be fun loving people that are good to all.
@yanyanyow (329)
• Philippines
15 Nov 10
your grandma is right, dont hate anyone because it will just stress you out and it will make you enemies which is not good. i grew up with my parents guidance and teachings and they taught me to be a good daughter and at the same time a human. i live every single day of my life with them so i handle to be what they want me to be.
• Canada
15 Nov 10
It is good to have parents that purpose in their heart to raise considerate individuals. You are lucky to have parents like that.
@lady1993 (19708)
• Philippines
11 Nov 10
My parents taught me tons of things... They taught me to always be honest, say the truth..and do the right thing even if others do not. Also, to stand up for what I believe in. And I cherish what they've shared and taught to me, their experiences and advise...And so I do my best to be a good person for them.
• Canada
12 Nov 10
That is fantastic that your parents taught you so much. I hope I did the same for my kids too and now hope to be a positive infuence to my grandchildren as well. Do you have meet kids or adults and wonderful if there parents taught them anything?
@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
31 Jan 11
My parents taught me to be honest and be generous with the blessings i receive. So far, i am obeying it at all times and i can say, they are so right in teaching me that.
@spencari (265)
• Indonesia
22 Dec 10
sometimes my own experience teach me how to act for the next time.. and also other person experience that's make my life easier because i have learn from someone else experience, and i don't need to do in the same ways for bad experience right... contrary with good one, so just need to use that path and everything going so easy... even sometimes not easy as thought but it help me so much... thanks for experiences from my friend,my family and the other who willing to shared it with me so i can learn well
@maezee (33009)
• United States
22 Dec 10
I've learned a lot of stuff from different people, whether it had been intentional on their side or not. I learned from my parents that parents are not perfect, and learned how to be independent - emotionally and financially. I learned the joys of friendship (seriously) from the amazing friends I've held onto over the years. I've learned tolerance from the people that I don't like or have had little patience with in the past. And I've learned from inspriations that I have, not to sell myself short!
21 Dec 10
My mom taught me how to believe in myself. I grew up with lots of competitions. My grandparents would compete me with my cousins. My mom is always beside me giving me words of encouragement. She did not tell me to hate my cousins or even my grandmother. She taught me how to persevere and do my passions. She supported every decisions I make.