In reading and answering several threads, it got me thinking.....What lesson or advice did your parents give you that you look back on and think...I am so glad they made/encouraged me do this? I am so thankful that my parents made me go to college right after highschool. I look back on friends who took semesters off for whatever reasons and they never went back. I am so blessed to be in the position I am today because my parents were so firm about this. So what about you?