I think it’s always important to listen to the advice that people dish out to you, because never know when certain words of wisdom will pop up again later down the line and make perfect sense.
So keep your ears open, my friends!
Folks shared the surprisingly useful advice that they’ve received in their lives.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Don’t even think about it.
It’s not worth your time!
Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.
— I Hate Idiots (@DCJRad) March 22, 2021
2. Sleep on it.
Always a good idea.
“Sleep on it” and never send a written message that 1) you haven’t read to yourself out loud and 2) you’re not prepared to read out loud in court.
— Fred Sondheim (@FredSondheim) March 22, 2021
3. Forgive and forget.
Forgiveness is FOR YOU. Not for the person you’re forgiving. Forgiving them doesn’t let them off the hook for what they did — it lets YOU relieve yourself of the pain someone has given you as a burden. Learning to forgive is an act of liberation.
— M.J. Prest (@mj_prest) March 22, 2021
4. I love this.
Your grandad was right on the money.
Never have an argument with a moron, they’ll take you down to their level then beat you with experience. — My Grandad used to say this to me and my brother.
— Richard G.D. Baker (@DogsOnVinyl) March 22, 2021
5. Amen to this one!
Keep it to yourself.
Keep your private life private.
— Phillipa (@odawa49) March 22, 2021
6. Don’t be that person.
Never a good idea.
At the beginning of my first company party, my supervisor said “Tomorrow everyone will be talking about someone. Make sure it’s not you.”
— Gayle (@gayleforce4) March 22, 2021
7. Dad is a smart guy.
Words of wisdom!
Dad to 17 year old me: “Remember son, you don’t need to do anything you don’t want to just cos your friends are doing it. Also, condoms are cheaper than children”.
— Shane (@chinesepereira) March 22, 2021
8. Some good advice right here.
1) Define yourself by what you love, rather than what you despise, and lavish praise on the people and things that move you. 2) Respect those with less power than yourself, and be wary of those who do not.-Tim Minchin
— SecularSapien (@minusthemanny) March 22, 2021
9. Go easy on yourself.
And give yourself a break!
Talk to yourself like you would talk to a friend. (In cases when you feel blue, screwed up, etc. Self-compassion can be challenging, but oh so important.)
— ?202-224-3121 (@belleradio) March 22, 2021
10. Goodbye and good luck.
Don’t waste your time.
If someone doesn’t want you in their life, don’t waste time worrying about it.
— John Hopwood (@JohnHopsthewood) March 22, 2021
11. Get started today!
Better late than never!
Someone asked Dear Abby if she should go to med school because she would be 60 when she finished 8 yrs if study. Abby said, “how old will you be in 8 years if you don’t go?” I found that advice very useful.
— K-town Sandy (@Ktown_sandy) March 22, 2021
Have you ever received any surprisingly useful advice?
If so, tell us all about it in the comments.
We’d love to hear from you!