What is the best advice you’ve ever received? by QuestionGuy July 2, 2022, 6:44 pm What is the best advice you’ve ever received? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote adviceAskAskMeQuestion and Answerreceivedyouve See more Previous article What do fetuses, servicemen and gay people have in common in the US? Next article i gassed my hamster 34 Comments Leave a Reply If you can’t have what you want, change what you want. Log in to Reply “Son, I’m 50 years old, and I’m still trying to figure out how to adult. It’s gonna be okay. Just take it one step at a time, and you’ll get where you need to be. And always ask for help when you need it. Anything can be fixed, as long as you’re honest about it.” I keep going back to that. Especially when I’m concerned about not adulting the right way, like making sure I get things on time or remembered that email and such. Log in to Reply After my divorce my dental hygienist told me “living well” is the best revenge. Log in to Reply Always be polite, it cost you only breath, and can buy you as much as your life. Log in to Reply “Never tie your shoelaces whilst in a revolving door” Log in to Reply Never lend money to anyone Log in to Reply “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” Log in to Reply Kim chi ain’t toothpaste, buster. Log in to Reply “Be decisive. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision” Log in to Reply Not sure this is the “best” but it’s what’s coming to mind and it’s specifically work related. Due to a bizarre set of circumstances at one point in my career I was a junior nobody reporting to a senior executive. He would bring me to meetings when he knew they were going to require grunt work that would end up at my desk anyway and he thought it would be best for me to get the info I needed directly instead of him relaying it later or filtering it through middle managers on his team. So I ended up in meetings with people way above my level. I asked if there was anything I should do to make sure I didn’t step out of line and he told me “Pay attention to how people introduce themselves – whether they do so by function (what they do) or their title. Guess which are easier to work with and generally more competent.” With a few exceptions, I found this to be very true over the decade that followed. Log in to Reply You can’t always control what happens, but you can control how you react to it, and that’s what will make the most difference. Log in to Reply The cover-up is always worse than the misdeed. Log in to Reply *Keep moving forward.* That Meet the Robinsons quote got me through some of the hardest moments in my life, when everything felt like it’s hopeless and dark and shit. Even until now, it’s a life motto. Thanks, Disney ❤ Log in to Reply Don’t chase someone if you really want them to come back. Log in to Reply Don’t assume Log in to Reply “You can’t bullshit a bullshitter” Log in to Reply better to cum in the sink than to sink in the cum Log in to Reply “Send nudes.” I think it was more of an order, though. Log in to Reply 2 in the pink, 1 in the stink. Log in to Reply FLOOR IT Log in to Reply Choose your fight instead pf fighting them all Log in to Reply Not to get married lol. Log in to Reply “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” Log in to Reply Ease is often a greater threat to progress than hardship Log in to Reply Well the one that made me feel nice was my friend in a relationship telling forever single me that “If you are not happy whitout a relationship you wount be happy in one” made me feel like i wasn’t missing out Log in to Reply If you ever go somewhere and get a horrible feeling of dread or uneasiness, or something “feels wrong”, then trust it, and gtfo. Log in to Reply Never be ashamed of how you earn your living (as long as it’s legal) Log in to Reply It’s very situation-specific and it was said as a statement rather than advice, but it was brilliant and it became something i always consider now. I was getting very into one issue and considering some big decisions, when a friend told me, after listening for a while – “you just want a change” The point was, the whole thing didn’t matter, I just needed something to change so I picked on anything that seemed like it could open the door to some new plot line in my life. That was great advice because it stopped me from going into something id regret. But even later in life, it became a question I ask myself a lot in general. Am I so into some specific thing that comes up (and might not be right for me at all) or am I just trying to change something in my current situation, and what is the real thing I need to change. Log in to Reply Run. Log in to Reply To be honest, now that i’ve stumbled upon this post, I realized that I have never received an advice that I consider super helpful or I still latch on to up to this day. Is this normal? Log in to Reply Kids grow up so damn fast, be there as much as you can Log in to Reply Acceptance is the answer to all of my problems today! Log in to Reply Do everything with purpose Log in to Reply No one knows how valuable something is until they lose it Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.