Skip to comments.Good advice that you wish you had followed. (Vanity)
Posted on 05/31/2014 10:31:14 AM PDT by paterfamilias
All of us have learned from sad experience by doing something we were warned by somebody older and wiser not to do.
What's your regret?
When I turned 18 (then the legal drinking age), my father said to me, "Son, NEVER get drunk on wine."
About 2 years later, I learned how very right he was!
I have since passed the same wise advice to my son.
To take or not to take a pension vs lump sum
Which one is better advice?
My dad knew my first wife was beautiful trouble
But he didn’t really tell me his view then
Southern manners kind of thing
Wifey and I more likely to speak up
In 1984 a complete stranger told me that I should learn to program computers.
I wish I had followed his advice.
Advice I should’ve followed: Pay myself before paying bills..and Do Not Ignore letters from the I R S. They won’t forget I still owe....Last bit of advice, don’t be afraid to respectfully question authority.
Lord loves a working man.
Don’t trust whitey.
See a doctor, and get rid of it.
Its an important and personal decision.
Much home work involved.
I took a “learn the basics on how to operate a computer” course at the local college years ago, and on the last day, the lady instructing the course mentioned to the class that if any of us had a few thousand dollars we’d like to invest, she had just invested and would highly recommend the company.
I had never heard of Intel back then and couldn’t afford to gamble.
“Don’t EVER spend more than you have”
That BIT(H is CRAZY.
Never trust the police.
While I missed my calling as a programmer, I was told, with so much enthusiasm to buy and read “Life After Television” by George Gilder.
This was in the summer of 1991 and when November rolled around my wife asked what I wanted for Christmas. I really couldn’t think of anything so I told her the book, “Life After Television”. She went to a half dozen bookstores and couldn’t find it. Finally, she was resolved to order it. When it came in she was soo mad. It was this tiny little paperback.
That book completely changed my perspective on so many things. While most of Gilder’s predictions did not come true, the overriding theme of business, technology and human nature have been the most valuable lesson I’ve ever learned.
When I was 17, dad warned me about a buddy that my best friend and I hung with and took weekend trips with. The guy was ten years older than us and always bought us beer. Dad said “Jim is gay and he has an agenda with you guys.” Well, of course I was outraged at the accusation and respectfully fought back. He shrugged since he knew we were big enough to kick butt. Well, sure enough the ok’ man proved to be right. “Uh, dad... Um... Jim told us he’s gay... And he loves (my buddy).”
Dad just shook his head. Didn’t even see it coming! Ha!
“Don’t stick your d*** in Crazy.”
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