What is some of the best life advise you've ever received?

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What is some of the best life advise you've ever received?

Inquisitor Inquisitor
Today, I'm at work and I'm becoming more surprised at the increasing number of people that have almost hit me. The lack of attention is eye startling... Anyway, I'd like to know what the best or most useful life advise you've received and did you make use of that advise.

If several people gave you really useful advise, feel free to list as much as you feel comfortable with.

I'll kick this off. I was told in highschool by a teacher I respected that in life, you are constantly re inventing yourself. Don't feel that you have to be the same person the each time. If there is something you want to change about yourself, do it. Needless to say, I've taken this advise.
03/11/2015
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Vnessa Vnessa
"Its OK to fall down, but then you need to pick yourself right back UP again, dust yourself off, and get back after it! Let the world see you shine!!". I try to follow this as much as I can. An old gymnastics coach once shared this with me.

I do hope you are staying safe today, and if course, always.
03/11/2015
symbiasin symbiasin
I was told 'consider the source' if someone badmouthed me and also in the same vein, 'let it roll off your back like oil on a duck's back' I am sure there are plenty more.
03/11/2015
Inquisitor Inquisitor
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Originally posted by Vnessa
"Its OK to fall down, but then you need to pick yourself right back UP again, dust yourself off, and get back after it! Let the world see you shine!!". I try to follow this as much as I can. An old gymnastics coach once shared this with ...
Nah, safety is over rated !

Symbiasin, that is helpful advise.
03/11/2015
RonLee RonLee
OK how about the opposite of "best life advise you've ever received"?
"Find what you love, and the money will come" for 99% of us that sort of advice is absolute bullshit! I've known several extremely narcissistic individuals who have done exactly that. Those individuals are quite happy. You might say, what's wrong with that? The money never came, instead poverty did. The dreamers are doing what they love and their kids often didn't have enough to eat.

My observation through life has been that most, certainly not everyone but most people end up disliking their work. There are the few who continue to love whatever it is that they do and make a high income at it. But for most, the workday ends up to be drudgery at best.

My advice is to find what will make you the most amount of income with the least amount of pain. Then when you are not at work enjoy life, the kids, the family.

BTW if you are one of those lucky few who really did "Found what you love, and the money came" you are either way smarter than the rest of us or way luckier or both. Oh and for those who want to say "well it worked for me, I make an ungodly income and love every minute of my job" good for you!
Keep it to yourself, unless you really just want to rub my nose in it.
03/15/2015
Inquisitor Inquisitor
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Originally posted by RonLee
OK how about the opposite of "best life advise you've ever received"?
"Find what you love, and the money will come" for 99% of us that sort of advice is absolute bullshit! I've known several extremely narcissistic ...
LOL, I would have to agree with you RonLee.
03/15/2015
symbiasin symbiasin
I like this thread. A lot of us are dealing with unreasonable people a lot of the time and talking to each other helps us deal with it.

Back Atcha, Inquisitor
03/15/2015
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
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Originally posted by Inquisitor
Today, I'm at work and I'm becoming more surprised at the increasing number of people that have almost hit me. The lack of attention is eye startling... Anyway, I'd like to know what the best or most useful life advise you've received ...
The below are some of my favorites:

If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good.

Which is more useful?
A piece of gold or a pile of mud?
A piece of gold has no use for a seed...
as people have no use for mud.
Never underestimate yourself
everyone has a purpose

My biggest blessing was being in isolation,
that was my blessing. Maybe if I were
somewhere else I would have been like
them.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
03/16/2015
Bignuf Bignuf
1. Learn something new every day.
2. Respect everyone, and you are more likely to find respect coming back to you.
3. Be honest.
4. Never take yourself, or life in general, too serious. It's too short for that.
5. Be a really good friend.
6. Whatever you do, do it with pride.
03/17/2015
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