He also once told me "the walls have eyes." I took that literally and believed the walls were actually watching me.
My mother would always tell me, "I can't buy you that, or I won't be able to pay the bills this month. Do you want us to starve?" So I started feeling guilty because I was born and my parents had to spend money on me. I was scared the bank would kick us out of the house, something my mother often said they'd do if I kept asking for stuff.
Another time my grandma said if I ate too quickly, I'd choke to death. So i stopped eating. Anything.
And now people wonder why I'm so nervous all the time...