Skip to comments.What is the best advice you've ever received?
Posted on 05/24/2014 9:32:56 PM PDT by MNDude
Maybe it was some wise warning your dad once gave you, or maybe it was something useful your coach told you that still guides you today, but what would you consider that best advice you've ever received?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
No one is promised tomorrow.
“Marry the right person.”
I believe it was Sister Mary in second grade “Shut up, sit down and do your work!”
Avoid fast cars and fast women
There are perhaps a couple of ways to do a job right, and thousands of ways to do it wrong.
My mentor in my current line of work many years ago. “In life either you’re the pigeon, or you’re the statue. You are one of the 2. Pick one”
That the only thing that matter in this world is love.
In the end, it’s all you ever had, and it’s the only thing you can take with you
hands inside the ride at all times.
eat your vegetables.
do not let me catch you doing THAT (fill in whatever THAT is).
if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it.
tv will rot your brain.
when you have sex with someone you’re sleeping with everyone they’ve slept with.
Everybody! Has their own agenda!
Lord loves a working man.
Don’t trust whitey.
See a doctor and get rid of it.
Wait until after 30 to get married. Maybe the feeling will go away and then you can buy a sports car.
From my Maternal Grandfather married at 33. I married at 34.
Neither of us ever got that sports car.
The best I received......or the best I followed??
Steer clear of drugs and booze.
I recently got a ticket —tons of scuzzy perps had to go first and nearly everyone there in court was for SOMETHING that somehow had SOMETHING to do with booze or drugs.
I waited, and I ended up marrying a different girl who is the love of my life.
“Twice I cut it off and it’s still too short.” Told to me by Dad when I started snarling about some stupid mistake I’d made in the shop. Always calmed me down and got me reconnected. Dad always said it in German, too.
Also “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” Although a good life lesson from Dad, I never understood why I wanted to catch flies.
...together with “If it’s work doing, it’s worth doing right.” (another from Dear Old Dad)
Work smart, not hard.
Right before the dot-com bust, I was doing contract programming. A friend told me he thought the bottom was about to drop out and advised me to take a full time job somewhere stable.
Maybe it was providence, or maybe just luck, but a few days later a friend and former coworker called me to tell me his company was forming a new team, and would I be interested. I took the job, which turned out to be a great thing in and of itself, and was happy I was there when the bottom fell out do the tech job market.
Stop doing that or you’ll go blind!
In life: You can hide things from a thief, but you can never trust a liar.
‘Resist we Much’
Eigth grade teacher wrote a message in my graduation remembrance book. “Lofty goals can be imagined but never reached if your aim is low.”
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
“Avoid the Brown Acid...repeat...avoid the Brown Acid”
Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
From Dad, eh?
“Never argue with a man holding a loaded machine gun.”
Long story went with wit about gambling in a war zone....still, darn good advice.
Your concious and considered choices will almost always result in your intended outcome.
Your choices of abdication or not carefully considered are rarely going to end well.
Consider, choose wisely and guard closely your thoughts, that they may be guided by principle and moored by rules silent that always inform as to your path, so they guide you to your destinations.
You catch even more with manure. ;)
Keep your feet and knees together.
Do not look directly into the sun.
If you want smart kids, marry a smart woman.
If your airplane is going to crash FLY IT UNTIL IT STOPS!
That probably saved my life and the lives of 5 passangers.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies even closer.
Hahahaha...that’s like “Take an aspirin a day...”
...and place it between your knees!”
Been there, done that. Injection molding was my first business. After that it was the two-way radio business.
Yes, I do remember “The Graduate” :).
The early bird catches the worm.
But that doesn’t say much for the worm that got up early.
Made real good money in pay phones (remember those?) then many years late refinancing until Katrina came along.
Joel Osteen from Every Day is Friday. Wake up each day thankful and happy for what you have. It’s truly a blessing. (And I am not religious). Dave Ramsey from Financial Peace- everything that dude says. My dad-never fight a losing battle. Several people- it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission. To not be fat eat 10 calories per desired weight (if you want to weigh 200 lbs eat 2000 calories) lift 4 x a week, do cardio 4x a week.
You are never alone and will always be loved.
Friends come and friends go, but enemies accumulate.
You’re only young for a while, but you can be immature forever.
Men are stupid; women are crazy.
But the second mouse gets the cheese.
If you find a pair of comfortable shoes, buy a second pair right away because you won’t be able to find them when the first pair wear out.
“Always have someone hold your beer when you are doing something really exciting and memorable”.