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What is the best piece of advice you've ever gotten?

What is the best piece of advice you've ever gotten?

drkesi88

If you can do something in two minutes, do it now.


MrEngin33r

Unzips...


ShadowTech120

“Your WinRar free trial period has ended!”


Upstairs_Feature_570

7zips....


threebillion6

Has it really though?


ProsshyMTG

This advice was given to me when I was working at an ISP in complaints. I believe it may be one of the single largest reasons that barely anything important got done.


homeherenow99

If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you


sages_stuff

applies to lifting weights


ProfessorFunky

Never lend money you aren’t prepared to lose.


Curious-

The saying I read quite a few years ago was "don't lend money to friends or family unless you can afford to lose both" this has helped me in making mostly good decisions on who I ever lend money to.


Aspy17

If someone offers you a breath mint, take it.


Ziriath

That's a really good advice. I usually hand out chewing gums, when I myself take some, to feel generous. It's good nobody offered me one while not taking one themselves yet.


ThickAnalyst8814

i believe this don’t apply to strangers at a party


capilot

And then floss when you get home.


RAGECOMIC_VICAR

Unless you're a girl on a date. Pretty sure it implies a make out session


timjasf

I was once made out with a girl in high school whose breath smelled like death. I invited she eat some popcorn, have a soda, that I make something for her to eat, etc., but she refused multiple times. Eventually, I convinced her to try some sort of season-specialty pastry my mom had made. It was the worst 20 minutes of making out, followed by the worst 45 seconds of trying to hit second base that I have ever experienced. I probably should have tested the waters before thinking “breath not smell like death anymore? Better make hay while the sun is shining.” It didn’t last long after and it never deserved to.


chase98584

I had this experience with a girl at the drive in who took adderall pretty consistently. Terrible terrible breath. Think it was from such a dry mouth from the adderall


MartyTheWhovian

Unless you're allergic... :P which makes life interesting, finding adult toothpaste that isn't minty is a nightmare


Region-Certain

I hate minty things so I use the arm and hammer brand. It’s worked really nicely for me and it’s held up as a good option. I’ve tried others that weren’t such a great quality.


production_muppet

Use kids toothpaste! It's just as good, only more flavor variety


n_eats_n

Arm and hammer brand the baking soda type.


JimmyBallocks

From my friend's late father, a wise old man from Trinidad: Any man can get your goat, if you let him know where your goat is tied.


Happy_Muscle

I love this


thehotdeskpodcast

Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from


MrEngin33r

Well that rules out like 98% of the people I interact with.


rmovny_schnr98

find new people then


MrEngin33r

Sorry bud, you're part of the 98%. No offense.


rmovny_schnr98

None taken, that's fair.


XyloArch

Yes. Exactly.


Fruooop

Study to the point where the tests seem like they're insulting your intelligence. Best calc professor Ive had


skullturf

That's a really good way of putting it. I'll have to remember that. Something I've read in the past, that's sort of similar: "Don't just study until you \*can\* get the questions \*right\*. Study until you \*can't\* get the questions \*wrong\*."


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1CEninja

When I procrastinate and get distracted I think...if a crackhead needs money to get his fix, he isn't going to say "ya know, I think I'm just not going to work for it today". No, he's going to hustle until he's got his fix. The idea that crackheads are on the streets out-hustling me, it makes it harder to procrastinate.


DickVanGlorious

God I wish someone would get me hooked on crack, giving me my fix every time I study or clean my house or learn a skill.


Argyrus777

When I was taking calculus I tell myself to study to the point where I can teach someone else.


Leenexa

Take care of yourself, even if that means realizing that you can't do it on your own. That's why I started going to therapy. Hardest but best decision of my life.


[deleted]

I was hesitant about going to therapy for year. I didn't feel I was "quite that bad", and that it seemed like extreme measures. Then a councilor essentially told me that doing nothing about it was also a choice I was making. That really made me stop and think. Deciding not get help, when it would be beneficial, just sounded so foolish. It really helped me shake some of the pride I had about it.


mytwoquarters

"You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. If words can control you, that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass". it's easier said than done, but it's 100% true.


TraditionalSet8

All my life I have struggled with taking criticism. I am never mad or upset I just start crying. I am getting much better at it now but sometimes I just can't help it. I am a people pleaser so usually when someone is giving criticism I feel like I failed them I have learned to control my emotions


mytwoquarters

Wow I have the exact same problem!! We sound like the same person! I wanna please everyone but it's so hard because it's impossible. Do you have tips for controlling this? I still haven't figured out how to stop being so sad after critisism.


TraditionalSet8

I do really well when. I know the criticism is coming for example the other day at 10 am while I was at work my boss texted me from a different job saying she needed to talk to me. So when I got home at 3 she was there 30 min later I knew what was coming and it turned out ok. If I don't know it is coming I don't make I contact and just repeat to my self " you can't please everyone". I noticed big progress when the lady I work for that needed to talk to me but picks at every little thing so it was like practice. My biggest tip is it just takes time.


mytwoquarters

Thank you so much :) repeating "you can't please everyone" will most likely help me already! Thanks and good luck!


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Pay your savings account FIRST. Don't wait until the day before you get paid to move the left overs into an account.


Suitable_Egg_882

I've setup an auto transfer to move a set amount to my savings every payday. It's not a lot but it's not noticeable and I'm slowly building up a rainy day fund


WoozyOstruch78

Spend time with your loved ones before they die./


to0ties

My brother just died very suddenly. I would give anything to have spent more time with him. You might not get as much time as you think you will, so make the best of what you’ve got.


Back2Bach

If you want to have friends, you must first *be* one.


berkyblaster

**laughs in introvert**


MossiestSloth

You can still be a good friend while being an introvert. Dont use it as an excuse not to put in effort.


tonythebutcher13

Back2Bach hello again.


DingleberryHandpump6

“When you’re in a new area, never pass up an opportunity to pee.” -My Dad


MrEngin33r

I'm just realizing that on all of the road trips I've taken the last few years I can't remember the whole drive, but I can definitely remember the random areas in the woods I pulled over to pee lol.


4nywhere

never be the first to arrive, the last to leave or the drunkest in the room


radiosilence257

I've been first to arrive a couple of times. I don't see the problem. Made myself useful, helped get the tables setup, and got to pick the playlist. Plus your choice to leave in the middle is totally legitimized - you've been there longer than anyone!


actttappalled75

Unless your friend is throwing a party and the turn out is bad.


libertaine

Don't be mad when people act exactly like you expected them too.


RAGECOMIC_VICAR

You can be disappointed without being surprised


ThegoLopez

Point, counterpoint.


HitEmWithDatKTrain

As I heard someone say regarding a certain 2016 presidential candidate his party nominated to his displeasure “when someone tells you who they are you should believe them”


Nik_Owl

This is the hardest one. It's even more infuriating when they act how you expected them to for some reason.


kiotsughy

Don't care more than enough about someone else live or you will miss yours, And I have to say I'm really greatful for that advise, I avoided so many problems with people thanks to that advise, I don't remember who said it to me but I'm really greatful for those words


violentlytasty

We are all just stories in the end, so make it a good one.


grabthemcakes

Tough times don't last. Tough people do. Sure it's cliche but there's loads of people that are tougher than anyone would've thought, themselves included.


joeyducharme7777

when reading this I cant think of anything else than this video lol https://youtu.be/1puR8jGK03A


IAmBrutalitops

Soon as I saw this question all I could think of was Demi Demi


WholeMilkStandard

"When it's her moment stand behind her. When she's nervous stand beside her. When she's scared stand in front of her. The rest you'll figure out." - My Grandmother on women


Slave35

What about the other, like, 95% of the time?


ProsshyMTG

you'll figure it out


Upstairs_Feature_570

What if I'm scared? Grandma?


ProsshyMTG

Stand in front of yourself


Z_T_O

Stand on her roof and howl


schroedingersnewcat

Damn, that's profound.


aecarol1

My Dad’s advice when I went into military basic training almost 30 years ago was: “Don’t stand out, be average. The screw-up gets everyone pissed at them. The exceptional guy everyone wants to pull down or make an example of." He also said, that years later you will only remember the highlights and especially the funny stuff. He was spot on. I miss my dad.


RAGECOMIC_VICAR

Your dad sounds like a good guy


CrustySpaceWizard

This is absolutely still true today. The leadership or additional duty positions that you hold in BMT mean nothing outside of BMT, where you will encounter people that don't care about these silly things because they're actually executing the mission. There's one guy in my BMT flight that I can barely barely remember, almost as though he was never there. I only remember him at all because he had a Budweiser crown tattoo. In retrospect I realize that that guy was some kind of subtle genius, the training instructors hardly knew he was there either.


aecarol1

We had two people seek leadership in BMT when it was offered by the TI (I was in the Air Force). One was pompous and liked being in charge, the other guy was well liked and a natural leader. Both regretted it. It’s absolutely thankless. Try hard, cooperate, don’t fuck up, don’t stand out, and you’ll coast though. One would almost think it was this way **by design**. Once we realized how much of it was a mind game, it suddenly got a lot easier. This was almost 40 years ago for me, but I doubt the lessons have changed.


jungl3j1m

My dad put it more tersely: “Keep a low profile.”


Campmoore

*Basic was just like papaw says:* *"Keep your mouth shut and you'll be fine"* *Just another enlisted egg* *In the bowl for Uncle Sam's beater* *When you get to Dam Neck* *Hear a voice in your head* *Saying, "my life's no longer mine"* *Have you running with some SAD SOG* *BMF sandeaters*


sall0r

No one who is great at something was always great at it.


thebiggieboywithcash

If you can’t change something, don’t complain about it. You’ll just feel worse than when you started.


sabrinavikki

Never rush growing up, enjoy being young while you are, it goes so fast


Petryfy

People treat you the way you teach them to.


Humble-Interaction-3

still learning how to teach


SuecidalBard

"You have to ask for what you want from people, make your position clear." Don't just assume people know what your problem is, communication is key. It is great for relationships, work, friendships, school and even playing team sports or video games.


Voltron2017

Boots first, THEN corset.


snailberrie

The first parking spot you find is the best parking spot! Meaning to not waste your time searching for a better one. The extra time spent driving around the parking lot negates time saved being closer to the door (provided you don’t have mobility problems).


Porchdog67

I always find this behavior totally mystifying in the parking lot at the gym. Aren't they there for exercise?


galvanizedmilk99

God damnit if this isn't the most frustrating thing being in a vehicle with somebody searching for a spot. I'll never understand it.


strikt9

I love seeing this behaviour at huge dog park near us. It's a 40-45min walk to do the loop, and you've circled 3 times now to park 2 car lengths closer to the entrance


ConvenienceStoreDiet

You can do everything right and still be wrong. Basically, for me that's a reminder to enjoy the moments in life and enjoy the journey. It means for me to try hard for what I want, but to not think that doing everything right means that I will get what I want.


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Humble-Interaction-3

huh, interesting


Slave35

Not as interesting as the mitochondria. They are the powerhouse of the cell.


CreateTheRush

Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups. Under Siege 2 teaching life lessons


crazykatmom

Be careful who you surround yourself with because eventually you’ll start to be like them


Suitable_Egg_882

It doesn't matter what you know. All that matters is how quick you can find the answer. (More true in the IT field as things as constantly changing, what you knew to be true 6 months ago may no longer be true) One of my computer science professors told me this and I took it to heart. I may not know a lot but I can typically find the answer in a matter of minutes.


eatsburrito

"Train your mind to be stronger than your emotions. Having self-control will get you further than constantly reacting to everything that’s trying to test your patience. Center yourself and remain calm in difficult or challenging situations."


Obsidian743

Every human being is a soul who wants to live in a better world. They want a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in, food to eat, friends, and family to love and be loved by. Every person has hopes and dreams, can be sad, happy, laugh, and cry. Every horror in the world is the result of someone thinking differently of their enemy -- that their interpretation of what a better world means is different, but the basic goals are always the same, and we all experience the world the same way.


Megadoom

It’s largely a consequence of people wanting more of that good stuff for themselves and less for the other guy (or rather being indifferent to the other guy). We could feed the world many times over. Cure blindness caused by eye-worms with ease. Pay people a decent wage. It’s not because we hate those people, but rather because we are too selfish to let them share a bit more of the pie, and too stupid to understand that if you share pie with people, they will help you make more pies! Same with nature. People don’t hate it, they’re just too self-absorbed to help save it, and too ignorant to see the consequences of failing to do so.


[deleted]

Anyone can replace you in the job you do. It's not your job to boast about how irreplaceable you are, but to prove to them that they don't WANT to replace you. There's a difference.


orangestringtheory

It’s far better to feel lonely because you’re alone than to feel lonely because you’re with the wrong person


frankgrimes9091

socks THEN shoes


gorilkas

what the hell have you been doing then


[deleted]

Shoes then socks, duh


joeyducharme7777

f that I need to keep my shoes warm


bluexadema

If you live in Seattle, and don't go outside because it's raining, you will literally never get anything done. Works for dominant weather characteristics everywhere else I have lived.


Organic-Raisin-2148

I also feel like this is a metaphor. Not sure you intended it that way. Often people think “when I’m x, I’ll be happy, and so then I’ll do y.” There will always be another x in the way, so just do y now. I’m still learning how to do this.


devilthedankdawg

The only thing you get from being on the fence is ass fucked by a fence post- My dad


superarmpit

"Don't be an idiot" Changed my life.


literallyanything57

Whenever I'm about to do something, I think, "Would an idiot do that?" And if they would, I do not do that thing.


1BoiledCabbage

If you get into a physical fight, let them hit you first so that you can claim self defense.


chicken_spears

When a drunkard at the bar tries to start a fight, politely say, loud enough for others to hear, "I appreciate the offer but, no thank you, I'm not gay". Then immediately but calmly walk away. The macho type of drunk that likes to start fights is almost always a homophobe. Leaves them confused just long enough to walk away. They usually won't approach again because they don't want to appear any gayer.


SquaSH772

That usually didnt work at schools with zero tomerance policys but luckily I had one time where it did.


Humble-Interaction-3

highschool deans taught me this lol


ShiftingSky

I get the logic but it's awful we have to think this way. Self defense can be preemptive; unfortunately the law might not agree


Bebe_Bleau

The black sheep of the family (office, school, any group) is always the most sensitive person People who show their feelings are the favorite targets of bullies.


vibraltu

I'd agree with you, the outlier in any group is often the most insightful, not conforming into group dynamics gives a person unique perspectives into group behaviour. But I'd also say that some black sheep are impulsive troublemakers. But it takes all kinds.


Anlf05

What you learn stays with you forever and no one can take it away


Humble-Interaction-3

except dementia


WaylonIsKing

Measure twice. Cut once.


crazedfishuk

For chemists - Label clearly. Measure twice. Eat elsewhere


SodaPopCity

Never play chess with a pigeon. They’ll knock over all the pieces, shit on the board and strut around like they won.


pinkydolphins

"Never change yourself for a woman. Because when she leaves you, you won't even have yourself left." This was said during a summer vacation in Wildwood. We went to the McDonalds right by the rental with my friends dad's buddy who was wasted 24/7 for the trip. I didn't really think much if it, mostly just a funny memory until my girlfriend of 4 years broke up with me. Then it made sense why he was drinking at all the time.


gonzomyboy

Choose your battles. Win the ones YOU need to win. Let the rest go and ignore the drama.


[deleted]

Dismiss whatever insults your own soul.


anonymousluttt

If it won’t matter in 2 months try not let it ruin your day


_The_Room

Is this really the hill you want to die on?


Street_Dragonfruit43

If it's a tiny, insignificant hill, hell yeah I will


lexxxes

Wait what hill?


cull-wolfsbane

This one wasn’t directed at me but it really stuck with me “your mental disability explains your behavior, it does not excuse it”


LilyFakhrani

A fool doesn’t learn from their mistakes A smart person does learn from their mistakes A wise person learns from other peoples mistakes


Minion666

Make money doing what you're good at so you can finance what you love.


wtfreddititsme

Don’t be afraid to show gratitude. I don’t know why, but for most of my life I was embarrassed to reach out and thank people for a variety of things. I’d say “thanks” to stuff like everyone does. But feeling comfortable giving specific and thoughtful expressions of gratitude has been a journey well worth taking.


BayleyHazen

Relax your shoulders.


averagebutgood

If you cant buy it twice, dont buy it


Tom-Jackson207

Apart from like houses


dogchow01

Sry, I don't understand this one. Can someone explain? Is it trying to say you must really like what you are buying? Or that you need excess money in the bank for a rainy day?


ZurEnArrhBatman

If you can't afford the cost of buying two of something, then you should consider yourself unable to afford the cost of one.


Safe-Librarian-8255

when shooting, aim with both eyes


fyierah

learned that one from John Smith in Pocahontas


Goodjer

Don't care what other people think. Not everyone is going to like you.


kokaneeranger

Sometimes it's better to do the right thing than to be right.


uniqueUsername_1024

"The first step to being good at something is sucking at it."


NotoriousOM

bad memories eventually turn into good ones doesnt apply to everthing in life but definitley applicable


AdultingPoorly1

Be your own credit card. Instead of having a 10,000 limit card that you use, save up that 10,000 1 time that you can never touch. Now when you use your card, pay it off immediately (that day). Then instead of making payments to the CC company to free up your limit. You repay yourself in this other account. If you have 8,000 in that account, then you have an 8000 credit limit. If you have 0, then you're out of credit and can't use the card. Literally will save some folks at least 10's of thousands of dollars in their lifetime.


Yolka17

don't eat yellow snow


totallynotgameatron

Everyone is nervous. & Never label yourself or anyone with anything. (i.e. identity is stupid)


rjpc91

You just labelled everyone as nervous.....


quypro_daica

but it is safe and it is often true rather than risk your mental health to deal with the people you should avoid


BRXKENALMA

Don't argue with an idiot, they'll bring down to their level and beat you with experience


chairmanm30w

If you are presented with a task that only takes a few minutes to complete, do it right now. Don't put it off and let some insignificant task haunt you. As a procrastinator, I felt like this was condescending advice. If I could just DO the things, I wouldn't have a problem with procrastinating. But I found myself keeping this idea in mind, and realizing "oh, this will only take like 30 seconds, I guess I should just do it!"


[deleted]

Fortune favors the bold. A friend of mine told me this when I was scared to tell another friend that I liked him. Here I am, 12 years later, married to that guy.


danidexter

Trust your gut. It’s correct, even if you don’t know why.


BenaBenaBadBad

"It doesn't matter if someone has it worse then you, you're still having a hard time and that makes your problems valid and gives you the right for help"


Klotzster

Leaving Air Force basic training, and asked an old Master Sergeant for advice. He told me to always make sure there is at least one state between you and your family. Gave me a chance to grow up and make it on my own.


WatchTheBoom

Never underestimate your ability to have a positive impact.


Foot_Fetish_Fred

An old boss once told me everyone you come in contact with can teach you something you didn't know. I miss that fucker...


Aversnusen

Find a balance between living in the moment and working for the future. Too much of one thing will likely lead you down an unhappy path.


SavesNine9

Ask for what you want. Be ok with “no” for an answer.


are_you_salty_lol

lying might give you a short moment of relief, but it's gonna make you pay tenfold


cancelmyculture

Get a casual/part time job as soon as you can when in high school.


concondabon

If they ain’t payin your bills pay them bitches no mind


lilchunkbaby

If you keep doing what you're doing, then you'll keep getting what you're getting.


xXmarco

That respect is key, I didn’t really take it into consideration untill I came across someone with a different political view as me and actually had a respectful conversation, there is so much disrespect is politics and noone cares what the other side has to say and therefore lots of fights happen because of it. it wasn’t until i actually sat down and let the other person talk and actually took into acknowledgement what they were saying and was respectful that there was then room for a friendship to be created. This happened 6 years ago and I’m still friends with that person today, and asthough we disagree on a lot of stuff we were able to look past that and have respect for one another. I might not explain it well but there’s a YouTube video called why i as a black man attend kk k rallies who explains it a lot better and gives a more detailed view of where I’m coming from.


Thatoneredditpostguy

Not exactly advice but mr Rogers “ I like you just the way you are” is the best thing I’ve ever heard. He’s truly an inspiring man and I wish I could’ve met him and given him a hug


Fermatious

Time is going to pass whether you do it or not. You can either do it now or wish you had later in life. Obviously context is key on this, but I went back to school for an engineering degree after feeling like it was too late to do. I graduate in May


Terrible-Owl-6400

Don't be silly with your *willy*


Asexualness

Imagine everyone like ducks on the water. They may appear to be swimming effortlessly on the surface, but if you look below you’ll see they’re all kicking furiously to stay afloat. Life is struggle, and you aren’t less than for finding it hard


minimuscleR

I mean its a nice sentiment but ducks do literally float on the water, and so u could see their feet arent moving lol.


godzilla65yrs

If you want to do it then just do it


paralera

Be smart, not right


addicted2falafel

You gotta love yourself. Not in a "im so pretty" kinda way but in a "i care for myself and listen to my own needs"


d_carolan

Always try to put some money away as a habit. Over time it can amount to something you never had.


tomentalHELLthwithit

Work with your strengths and stop spending your life trying to fix all of your weaknesses.


FlaccidRhino

Don't be sorry. Be better. Yes I know it's from GOW but it stuck with me. Zero point in saying sorry if you aren't going to use it a lesson tomorrow and be better


lankymjc

Don't compare yourself to others - that way lies madness.


mastgl

In Bangkok first time, old British dude at a bar tells me to always shake the masseuse's hand so you know what kind of massage you're going to get while there. Scenario 1: her hand is hard as rock and crushes yours. You're getting a legit massage Scenario 2: her hand is soft and delicate. You're likely not getting a massage, extra "services" will be offered instead Scenario 3: "her" hand is much bigger than yours. You're likely getting more than you bargained for


calmpotatoie

Never. ever. try. heroin.


nhphotog

Trust your instincts


Upper-Job5130

You can make as many mistakes as you want at a job, so long as you don't make the same one twice.


CheekOptimal

don't get angry, just pretend to be angry.


Ilovememes2207

do not use a fork to get toast out of toaster.


Many_Mulberry1907

It’s better to be be alone than wishing you were.


NotPromisedTomorrow

To tell yourself that you want to do things not that you have to do them. I found myself saying I had to do things that I really wanted and it turned them into a chore instead of something I could enjoy.


epicurious_aussie

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.


Particular_Ad142

Don't put your fingers where you wouldn't put your dick


ZurEnArrhBatman

How am I supposed to make this sandwich then?


MrEngin33r

Well I guess I'm about to get a lot more stingy with my handshakes...


Avicii_DrWho

Guess I better buy some dick mittens then.


Rusty_is_a_good_boy

Condoms, my dude. The word you’re thinking of is condoms. Unless there’s a thumb involved....you know what, it’s fine. Let’s leave it at condoms.


vaporwaverhere

Invest in the stockmarket


caramelfrap

Time in the market >>>>>> timing the market


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Don't hold in your crap


[deleted]

Leave your friends when they turn bad, whoever dear they are you to