Sit down, kid. Today we’re gonna be dispensing advice. Not me, specifically. I don’t have any good advice and I should never be listened to.
But the people of Twitter have occasionally gotten good advice, and they’re more than happy to pass it on, as prompted by this popular tweet.
What is a piece of advice someone gave you that ended up being SURPRISINGLY good?
— Amanda Deibert?️? (@amandadeibert) March 21, 2021
So, what turned out to actually, in fact, be helpful? Let’s cut through the clutter and get to the goods.
10. Rising in the east
Hey, if you can be that picky, go for it.
Always live east of where you work so you’re not commuting with the sun in your eyes.
— ?️? Sybil Ludington’s Saddle (@returnofbex) March 22, 2021
9. On the level
Also – a dummy who enters a fight isn’t there to learn, so it’s never going to matter how much you teach them.
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
8. Focus up
Interesting way of putting it, but that makes sense.
Never whistle while you’re pissing.
(Devote full attention to one thing at a time only)
— Morning Has Broken! (@PrivacyWrites) March 22, 2021
Ha! That’ll show me!
Hating someone is like drinking poison and then waiting for them to die.
Let the bad feelings go, don’t dwell on it.
— Mitch Krebsbach (@Mitchkrebsbach) March 22, 2021
Before you lash out, look in.
When something isn’t working the way you think it’s supposed to, the first question you need to ask is “what am I doing wrong?” Answer the question, ask for help if you need to, and correct course before deciding something is broken or can’t be done.
— Michael Marquis Albright (@ChicagoMSTie) March 22, 2021
5. Office intrigue
Sometimes it’s nice to fly under the radar.
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
You’ll have so many critics in this life, why let yourself be one of them?
one from my brother: never eliminate yourself.
ie: don’t talk yourself out of doing things/trying for things.
— em ?️? (@thebookspage) March 22, 2021
3. Peer pressure
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
2. Make it happen
If others are not appreciating your talents, go into business for yourself.
Quit bitching about lack of theatre work, go make it…theatre prof. Quit bitching; go do it applies to almost everything.
— Dawn (@DrHillbilly) March 22, 2021
1. I forgot to Minchin
This guy is one of my favorites.
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
I think we can all get down with those.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten?
Tell us in the comments.