For Father's Day this year we asked our community on Facebook 'What's the best piece of advice you've received from dad?' and the responses we got were amazing. From heartfelt life advice to the absolute funniest words.

Have a look down below!

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Dann999
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1 year ago

I once asked a talkative annoying person, "Do you know why God give us two ears but only one mouth?". That keeps him quiet for about 2 minutes. I think he doesn't get it.

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

That was my father's advise. He taught all of his kids (including his two daughters) how to do basic tune-ups and oil changes on cars as well as how to diagnose issues with engines and transmissions. As a result, I've frustrated quite a few mechanics that tried to pad the bills of car repairs. Eventually I would find a mechanic that was not only honest about repairs, but would try to teach me other things to look out for on my cars. Best advise I had from one mechanic that was constantly working on my one car is to stop sinking good money into my dying car. As he put it.."You can fix grandma's hip, but it's still grandma..and there's only so much you can do for the old girl before fate catches up to her."

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Ruth Mayfly
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1 year ago

Is this a roundabout way of your dad admitting you might have some half-brothers and half-sisters running around?

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Jonathon Smith
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1 year ago

One of the hard lessons I had to learn in my late teenage years/early 20s was that the fewer lies you told the less you had to remember. A life long commitment to honesty since has saved me a lot of mental anguish (both in memory saving and fear of being discovered).

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Bredan TheGreat
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1 year ago

Very true

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Amberly Middlemiss
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1 year ago

I would say the exception to this is homeschooling. My mum homeschooled me and my two sibling so during that time we were totally financially dependant on my dad. Every family is different but we were very lucky to be in a position to homeschool, and dad had a good, stable income to support us.

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Linouchka 99
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1 year ago

Yep ! The only way out is through !

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Pat
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1 year ago

So don’t have a hair-trigger temper that makes your own kids afraid of you.

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Yettichild
Community Member
1 year ago

Take this one to heart. I just had an implant put in on Friday. Not fun. Unfortunately there are people out there that will have bad teeth no matter how well they take care of them, but it will at least keep the need for going to the dentist to a minimum.

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Linouchka 99
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1 year ago

There's either a solution to the problem, so there's no need to worry. Or there is no solution to the problem, and worrying will be useless. Either way, worry won't fix anthing, so why worry ?

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Octavia Hansen
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1 year ago

I was cautioned that you (and anyone) can say ANYTHING, but if you sign something, make sure it's TRUE!

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fakepanda
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1 year ago

I'm doing it right! I'm fixing to open a bakery and cafe in a couple weeks and sometimes I'm terrified!

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Nikki D
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1 year ago

"If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well"

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SkyTheImaginer
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1 year ago

This one isn't that good. Sometimes it DOES get easier.

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Ruth Mayfly
Community Member
1 year ago

....and make sure you take those gloves off before you visit the loo

SkyTheImaginer
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds like that's spoken from experience.

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Valerie Gibson
Community Member
1 year ago

and above all else, keep your hands away from your eyes until you have washed up.

Pat
Community Member
1 year ago

And onions.

Sarah Pearson
Community Member
1 year ago

As a New Mexican, this is so important. The tales of macing one's self are plentiful lol!

Yeetus Deletus
Community Member
1 year ago

and learn how to spell chilies correctly

Sveta Smirnova
Community Member
1 year ago

UK vs US

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 year ago

... or let your SO do it for you (in the case of my bf who learned this the hard way :0)

jamie1707
Community Member
1 year ago

AMEN!

Jacob Frantz
Community Member
1 year ago

... You must be chopping them pretty badly if you need gloves. Most of the time, a simple wash of the hands works for me.

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Jacob Frantz
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1 year ago

Nuclear bombs point against this.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

I always told kids that THEIR best was good enough. They didn't have to be THE best. If they came last, but they had worked hard and done as well as they could, then last was good enough.

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Keessie
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1 year ago

Do you want fries or rice with that?

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Xandra
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1 year ago

That's how my dad fell in love with my mom! He said someone who dances so wholeheartedly must have a good heart. They are still together after 44 years.

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Aria Whitaker
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1 year ago (edited)

This is a cute cliche, but not realistic in the actual world. For instance, I am NOT going to tell my 3 year old that the blue blob and red circles she just drew for me are not the most interesting and lovely picture I have seen. I am not going to tell my husband, who knew I was having a long day and surprised me with a home-cooked pot roast, that it was bland and tasted awful...I am going to smile, be grateful and eat it like it was prepared by Ramsey while thanking him for his kindness and consideration. Honesty is great, should be used in most situations...but sometimes it ONLY leads to hurt feelings, sadness and resentment. No thanks.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Tell this to someone who is depressed and he or she will even get more depressed...

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Pat
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1 year ago

When I thought my husband agreed with me on something years ago but then let me down, I really learned you can’t trust anyone. In 25 years he has proved to me time and time again that he isn’t there for me and that I can’t depend on him.

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Spencer Kasper
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1 year ago

My parents family had regular competitions to see who had the smartest kids. Some of them were to show that their kid to do something that they couldn't do.

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Spencer Kasper
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1 year ago

I could make a very dirty joke for this one but I think i will keep it to myself.

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Octavia Hansen
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1 year ago

My dad said don't be afraid of mistakes . . . it means you're doing something, instead of waiting for that "perfect" time.

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Nhan tran
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12 months ago

if i remember correctly, all high civilized city located next to a body of water. you can't live without water

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Octavia Hansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Listen to advice . . . but make your own decisions.

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

I hate those aggressive macho dads who treat their daughters like property.

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Nikki D
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1 year ago

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