What life lessons have you learned from your parents?

Do parents really know what's best? If you were to ask most children, they would probably say no. And we don't blame them, it can be easy to feel that way when you're just a child and adults seem like irrational bosses with demands that don't make sense. But guess what? The people who raised you were wiser than you thought. Here are 17 wisdom lessons you heard when you were little that were actually valuable life lessons from your parents.

In other words, don't give up on something just because you're not good at it right away. Great things don't happen without a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Or, as some parents like to say, a little effort. Do you know who agreed with them? One of the most famous scientists of all time, Albert Einstein.

Even he realized that no one is born a genius. Not that he's that smart, he once said. The thing is that I spend more time with the problems. That's something to remember at any age.

Today, on the occasion of the National Teacher's Day celebrations in India, when I saw many Teacher's Day messages, I thought of the life lessons I learned from my parents. And to celebrate their 60th birthday, I thought of using this public forum to give them the praise they deserve and share with you some of the lessons I learned in life thanks to my parents. I had two loving, God-fearing parents who taught me and my siblings the basic concepts of life and the spiritual values that would sustain us during the ups and downs that are part of everyone's life. My desire is to spend more quality time with them so that I can learn more valuable life lessons from them.