Redditors were asked, “What is the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever been told?” And the internet sages provided some sound wisdom that may help you in life.
The eternally enlightened Dr_Richard_Schlong starts us off with this pearl of wisdom:
“Take your obligations seriously but not yourself.”
“The harder you work as a kid, the more fun you have as an adult. The more fun you have as a kid, the harder you work as an adult.”
“Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.” -Immanuel Kan
“If you have more close friends than you can count on one hand, you will be betrayed.”
“A mailman going about his rounds while openly smoking a joint once told me ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you don’t get caught.'”
“Keep It Simple Stupid”
“Everyone has a bad day, a bad moment, or a bad situation, don’t automatically assume that they are bad people.”
“Everyone goes through a lot of shit in their lives. The least you can do is have some fucking manners and be nice.”
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”
“Happiness isn’t having what you want, but wanting what you have.”
“No one is going to be your friend unless you act like one first.”
“Be careful who you step on on the way to the top. You have to see the same fuckers on the way back down.”
“Don’t stick your dick in crazy.”
“Learning from your mistakes is good. Learning from other peoples’ mistakes is much better.”
“Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never make it out alive.”
“You can’t control others’ behavior, only your reaction to it.”
“Brush your teeth before putting a tie on. Toothpaste stained ties are never a good look.”
Last, but certainly not least is this redditor who had hit rock bottom with addiction and his dad gave him this handwritten poem from an author who he had forgotten.
“When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest
For he’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.”
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