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Good advice that you wish you had followed. (Vanity)
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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?

I'll start....

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.


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1 posted on 05/31/2014 10:31:15 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

To take or not to take a pension vs lump sum


2 posted on 05/31/2014 10:33:04 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: CGASMIA68

Which one is better advice?


3 posted on 05/31/2014 10:38:08 AM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: paterfamilias

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


4 posted on 05/31/2014 10:40:43 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: paterfamilias

In 1984 a complete stranger told me that I should learn to program computers.

I wish I had followed his advice.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 10:41:10 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: paterfamilias

Plastics.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 10:45:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: paterfamilias

Love.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 10:45:55 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: paterfamilias

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.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 10:47:38 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: paterfamilias
(ahem) Plastics
9 posted on 05/31/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT by blam
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To: Paladin2

Lord loves a working man.

Don’t trust whitey.

See a doctor, and get rid of it.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 10:48:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Reddy

Its an important and personal decision.
Much home work involved.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 10:52:13 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Zeneta

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.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 10:53:14 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: paterfamilias

“Don’t EVER spend more than you have”


13 posted on 05/31/2014 10:54:38 AM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: paterfamilias

That BIT(H is CRAZY.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: paterfamilias

Never trust the police.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: Heart of Georgia

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.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 11:15:00 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: paterfamilias

beer!


17 posted on 05/31/2014 11:22:43 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: dfwgator
And stay away from the cans.  photo fark_ek1FBnYca6_ccBxrRh1SspN7Y0s_zpsc3d2833a.jpg
18 posted on 05/31/2014 11:29:02 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: paterfamilias

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!


19 posted on 05/31/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: paterfamilias

“Don’t stick your d*** in Crazy.”


20 posted on 05/31/2014 11:46:43 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: paterfamilias

Daddy always said don’t keep tasting that shine when your making it. He was right as I have lost two good stills as I have no ideal were I was working them.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 11:47:06 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: paterfamilias
My Father was an NCO, a hard core USAF DI type. He gave me some advice, albeit very terse and succinct.

Don't F... the help

Don't screw another man's wife and drink his liquor

Pay your debts and give a man an honest day's work.

22 posted on 05/31/2014 11:49:00 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Ronald_Magnus

LMAO.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 11:49:17 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

A friend of mine used to say, “GOOD advice can be expensive, but it’s NEVER as expensive as BAD advice”!!


24 posted on 05/31/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool (At my signal, UNLEASH PALIN!!)
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To: paterfamilias

Best advice from my mom:
Never pick up a guy in a bar - you’ll only end up with a drunk.
Instead pick up a guy in a library - at least you’ll know he can read.
Mind you, this advice was given ages ago before guys could surf porn on the internet at the library!


25 posted on 05/31/2014 11:56:39 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: paterfamilias

Oh, God. Where to start? It seems that at every point in my life when I had an important decision to make, I was more likely to make the wrong decision and in the process ignore someone’s advice. Thankfully, good luck has occasionally provided relief and chance to recover from my mistakes.

From time to time I also took good advice and generally got good results from that, too. So, it hasn’t been a life of unending disasters — just one of periodic disasters. I’m hoping that it all evens out eventually and it seems to be headed in that direction.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: paterfamilias

Dad told me just before I got married:

You are going to be broke more than rich. Running from paycheck to paycheck and praying nothing serious happens. Every time you get paid, pull twenty out of it and use it for a luxury. Your bank account won’t like it, your marriage will.

That were 40 years ago. He were right.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT by EC1
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To: lee martell
Last bit of advice, don’t be afraid to respectfully question authority.

Excellent advice!

May I add Sherman's Corollary?

Sometimes Authority is right.

28 posted on 05/31/2014 12:20:05 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: paterfamilias

Like the country song says...

“Work that job hard, but don’t work your life away.”


29 posted on 05/31/2014 12:35:46 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Magnimus, 2014)
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To: anonsquared

advice I gave my daughter at one point...

If you marry for money, you’ll earn every penny.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 12:37:35 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Magnimus, 2014)
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To: paterfamilias

Don’t drink the water in Mexico. Just kidding. Wish someone had given me advice about anything.


31 posted on 05/31/2014 12:41:45 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: paterfamilias

Invest $3000 every year in an IRA during your 20s, then you will retire millionaire.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 12:43:54 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: paterfamilias

Mine was Dad writing to me, Hamlet Act 3, Pelonius to Laertus.
Modernized, of course.


33 posted on 05/31/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: paterfamilias

1. Smile
2. Follow the Golden Rule
3. Don’t borrow money (This one didn’t sink in until I was fifty)
4. Never loan money - make it a gift. Then you won’t be disappointed when it does not come back.
5. Put away ten cents of every dollar you earn for a rainy day. (Really wish I had started on that one sooner)
6. Give away ten cents of every dollar you earn.

Once I got all of them working fairly consistently, quality of life improved considerably.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 1:54:56 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: paterfamilias

“If it floats, flies, or [fornicates] - rent it!”
—P. J. O’Rourke


35 posted on 05/31/2014 3:30:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: wardaddy

You wouldn’t have listened anyway. sigh


36 posted on 06/01/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (The love that dare not speak its name is now the love that will not shut its *bleeping* mouth)
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To: ImaGraftedBranch
Gilligan's Island version

"Neither a borrower, nor a lender be
Do not forget
Stay out of debt"

.....

"There's just one other thing, you ought to do
To thine own self be true"

A Harold Hecuba Production

37 posted on 06/01/2014 7:54:18 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Shimmer1

Probably not...I dunno...I respected my father a lot.....revere him now pretty much.....and I was 29

Not really a kid


38 posted on 06/01/2014 10:54:23 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy

Maybe your whole life was a process leading you to the lovely lady who is your wife now. ? smile


39 posted on 06/02/2014 5:12:18 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (The love that dare not speak its name is now the love that will not shut its *bleeping* mouth)
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To: Shimmer1

Sure was....proof on my homepage

20 years same woman....100% only her

I sure never thought I could do that...my appetite prior was rakish to say the least

But its no challenge at all..not just cause God said so..I would hope anyone could have such a relationship with a member of the opposite sex..

It does help having same cultural outlook....religion...and similar backgrounds

And that the woman knows how to stay appealing...I know that sounds shallow but Wifey...even at 50 next birthday is still a girl to me in many ways

She cares about her appearance and zest....its hard to explain...southern girls if from a good family kind of get indoctrinated that way

Not tacky girly....its a different animal....my mom at 70.....still had a woman’s feminine aura

I appreciate the kind words....pardon my clumsy explanation


40 posted on 06/02/2014 9:21:34 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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