Today I was thinking of some really dumb things my parents tried telling me when I was young.
First of all, having short hair gets you better grades. (My family doesn't like my long hair, even though it's really not that long. My gf loves it though
Next, when I was a teen trying to get jobs they said having pimples won't get you hired or even get you fired. I never had bad acne as a teen, but my bro did. We both got hired multiple times however.
They wonder why I don't take their advice seriously, since they say crazy crap like that.