If someone inculcates you, should you feel insulted?

When your teachers or parents try over and over to get you to accept an idea, thought, or life lesson, you can consider yourself the subject of inculcation. Their persistence may bug you, but all that inculcating probably is in your best interest.

From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriett A. Jacobs:

For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood.

And in Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence:

. . . whatever happened, Newland would continue to inculcate in Dallas the same principles and prejudices which had shaped his parents' lives, and that Dallas in turn (when Newland followed her) would transmit the sacred trust to little Bill.

Written by Herman Melville, for his work Moby-Dick:

. . . must have read the memoirs of Vidocq, and informed himself what sort of a country-schoolmaster that famous Frenchman was in his younger days, and what was the nature of those occult lessons he inculcated into some of his pupils.