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What's the best advice you've ever received?

Throughout your life, you've likely received plenty of advice from various sources. However, what's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Was it from a family member, friend, mentor, or even a stranger? How has this advice impacted your life, and do you still follow it to this day?
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
The best advice I've got was from a man in a facebook group, I don't remember the group but it probably was of stoic/ philosophical / life advice content. We probably discussed life and life struggles when he told me:

[i]"Never base your life decisions on someone who won't have to live with the consequences"
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
If you come across a toilet in your dreams. Don't use it.
NiceShoes · 31-35, M
Obviously you've not received good enough advices from people since you attack and slander ppl based upon nothing.
Things like that will come back to you.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
Things are not gonna go your way. People are not going to automatically like you. That's life. You're gonna have to learn to live with it.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
Two things:

My dad told me "they had to put it together somehow". He was referring to taking apart a piece of machinery. I have applied to all kinds of other situations.

My old neighbour once askes "Are you stuck or do you want to be there". I apply both of them to my life constantly.
MrBrownstone · 41-45, M
Don't make someone a priority that only sees you as an option.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
@MrBrownstone ☝️
@MrBrownstone I like that!
Dlrannie · 31-35, F
Never mix business with politics 🙂
NiceShoes · 31-35, M
@Dlrannie Miss! :(
NiceShoes · 31-35, M
@NiceShoes Miss... I miss you. :(
Ladywolf · 31-35, F
Silence is an answer 😞
@Ladywolf I believe that!
SammyJo · 51-55, F
The best? "Treat them like a prince and they'll always come back.."


SJD xx
Iwantout · 26-30, M
If you keep your expectations low you will never be disappointed only surprised
NiceShoes · 31-35, M
@Iwantout you should just see what it is, expect more or less is to set up a bar
all ppl are different
Iwantout · 26-30, M
@NiceShoes not in my life experience all humans are snakes you better off alone
NiceShoes · 31-35, M
@Iwantout That might have to do with the dynamics you are in more than just other people.
scooogy · 31-35, MVIP
She's not worth it
exexec · 61-69, C
On the Saturday that I got my driver's license, I was getting the keys to the family car from my father to have my first "alone" date with my girlfriend. He said, "Remember that, when she is in the car with you, she is the most important person in the world."
alongalone · M
My 11th grade vocational teacher was a strange man who used to lay on his desk alot because of back problems told us that 9 times out of 10 if something bad happens to you, there is only yourself to blame. It's always stuck..
riseofthemachine · 41-45, M
You dont have to explain if you have nothing to hide .
I heard that from a rabbi .
FEAR - Face everything and recover
Fear - Fuck everything and run
Ynotisay · M
My Dad used to say, "If you can't handle the drumsticks don't play in the band." Always liked that one. Appropriate for a lot of situations.
eyeno · M
My Dad - In life you need to Believe in something, anything.
Did I take it to heart.., yes till this very day.

MartinTheFirst · 22-25, M
There's not a single best advice to me, it all builds upon what's already established and makes it better. One advice I got from my teachers though, which I think is quite thought provoking is to always do everything the best you can and be honest. Do not cheat with anything. But if you do decide to cheat, do it the best you can and do not half-ass it.
JohnnySpot · 56-60, M
@MartinTheFirst provoking a vague criticism of your comment for learning purposes.
It's not what you know, it's who you know.
JohnnySpot · 56-60, M
If that's the worst thing going on in your life you've got it pretty good.
JohnnySpot · 56-60, M
Stay off the pipe and don't forget to wipe.
"Don't eat yellow snow." ...Snoopy
If you know in your heart of hearts you haven't done anything wrong, then you know it's not you who has a problem it's them.
@Nihiless True!
[quote]If you can’t be happy in your head you can’t be happy anywhere [/quote]

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