I Asked Social Media, “What’s the Best Piece Of Advice You’ve Ever Received?”

This piece originally appeared on Kinda Kind.

Everyone loves solid advice. So I turned to Facebook and Twitter and asked people to tell me the best piece of advice they ever received. Some are super solid, some are silly… but still pretty solid.

“What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?”

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“Don’t wait till you think you’re ready. You’ll never feel ready. (Advice was re: marriage, but it works for everything from cliff diving to child rearing)”

“If you go though life looking for reason to be angry you find. If you go though life looking for reason to be happy you will find that too, What do you choose to look for.

“‘Be who you are and say what you feel bc those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind’ — Quote from Cat in the Hat.”

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“If you can’t speak your mind, you are talking to the wrong person.” Advice from this person’s dad

“The truth may set u free, but it’ll piss u off first.”

“Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.”

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“Live your life how you want but never confuse drama with happiness”

“Be just, and fear not.” (quote given by a friend, turns out it’s Shakespeare)

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help.” (It was work related but it applies to many parts of life.)

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“Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting their own battle.”

“Mind your thoughts they become actions, mind your actions they become you.”

“Do what you love first.”

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“You have two ears and one mouth. Listen more than you speak.”

“Stay hydrated and fuck what people say.”

“Elementary school teacher said ‘Keep your eyes on your own paper’. Still holds to this day.”

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“Don’t breath under water.”

“‘Guys will do anything to get in your pants’- My Dad to my teenage self.”

“Life is essentially chaos and storytelling.”

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“Apply these 3 words to your daily life and your life will change — ‘ fuck I care!’”

“The only constant is change.”

“Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?”

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“Get out of your own way.”

“You know more than you think you do.”

“Spiral out, keep going.”

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“The serenity prayer.”

“Don’t eat that.”

“Be the man you want your daughter to marry.”

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“Don’t step in any.”

“Dress your best every day like you’re going to meet your true love. The one time I didn’t dress up, I met Tim Ferriss on Bart.”

“You can’t go forward while looking behind you.”

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“‘Be yourself’ 40 years later I realized that’s the very best advice.”

“Don’t eat bad tuna.”

“Only you are responsible for your future. Only you can hold yourself back.”

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“He puts his pants on 1 leg @ a time, just like u do; so don’t think he’s any better than u.”

“You can treat but God will heal.”

“Love yourself.”

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