Things I Learned from My Mom

When we began thinking about what to put in the Wisdom section of The Earthling’s Handbook, I realized that many of my most valuable lessons and most cherished beliefs come from my parents. I may have complained about them a lot when I was a teenager (who doesn’t?), but as an adult I’ve found myself repeating many of the things my parents used to tell me. They may not be perfect, but they’ve taught me some important lessons. Therefore, in honor of Mother’s Day 2002, I decided to share with other Earthlings some of the most useful things I learned from my mom.

Mothers are people too. Rather than being a martyr who fulfilled my every need, Mom showed me from the beginning that I was not the center of the universe. Read more…