With today being Back To The Future day, it’s worth reflecting on two pieces of advice I received in the mid 1980s. The best piece of advice was definitely from the film:
‘If you put your mind to you, you can accomplish anything’.
the worst was my mother:
‘Stop playing on your Spectrum and go and do your piano practice’
I’m not certain this generalises, I think that largely your parents do give better advice than Hollywood script writers.