Advice that is passed from grandparents to adults stay with two thirds of people for the rest of their life, a UK survey has revealed.
The advice that stays with people this most is ‘good manners don’t cost anything’ followed by ‘you can only do your best’.
The research states that the typical adult retains 22 pieces of advice given by their grandparents and that 70 per cent of adults thinks the older generation is wiser than them.
It also found that grandmothers tend to give better advice than grandfathers, with one in ten respondents saying that their grandmother’s advice helped their career prospects.
A further 11 per cent said that advice from their grandmother had a positive impact on their love life. Which really goes to show that grandma knows best!
A true testament to great advice is if it is passed on, and almost two thirds of the adults polled also said they regularly pass on their grandparents’ advice onto other people.
The survey revealed the top 30 pieces of advice that grandparents pass on:
What do you think about this list… Do any of these statements sound familiar…? What is the best piece of advice you have given or received?