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The Most Memorable Piece Of Advice You Have Received?

Cactus Jack

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dont eat yellow snow


sorry! someone would have said it, decided it would be me!


i think its from my parents that i can be whoever i want to be. theyve always taught me to be myself and not follow the crowd - i try to live by that.

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Thats weird, I just heard this song today (its old, I havent heard it in years), and I was thinking of posting the lyrics, as they are so true!


Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)


Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be

it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by

scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable

than my own meandering

experience…I will dispense this advice now.


Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not

understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.

But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and

recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before

you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you



Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as

effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing

bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that

never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm

on some idle Tuesday.


Do one thing everyday that scares you




Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with

people who are reckless with yours.




Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes

you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with



Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you

succeed in doing this, tell me how.


Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.




Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your

life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they

wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year

olds I know still don’t.


Get plenty of calcium.


Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.


Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe

you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky

chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t

congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your

choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,

use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people

think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever



Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.


Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.


Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.


Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for



Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the

people most likely to stick with you in the future.


Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you

should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and

lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you

knew when you were young.


Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live

in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.




Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will

philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize

that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were

noble and children respected their elders.


Respect your elders.


Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,

maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one

might run out.


Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will

look 85.


Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who

supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of

fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the

ugly parts and recycling it for more than

it’s worth.


But trust me on the sunscreen…

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It’s not exactly advice, its something I read once and something I really believe in, and something that helped me get over my ex in a way. Not this alone as it took a lot of self-determination, but I had belief in the below and known that person may be around the corner. :) Here it is...


Heartbreak brings us immense pain and suffering but in reality we must realize that it brings us one step closer to the one we are destined to be with.
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I thnik the best advice I ever got was off my friend who saw that I was falling into a bad crowd and doing some shady things... drugs and whatnot... she said to me thats not who I am and not who I should be..

She told me that if I didn't straighten out I'd never be what I want to be at all... so I kicked em and I ditched the crowd and now I'm very happy..

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Put your socks on before your shoes! that was the simplest most effective advice i have had. However like good old cjr i have a quote which isnt really advice, but it is deep and meaningful, and it means quite a bit to me.

Complaining is a sign that someone isnt willing to risk moving on a changeable situation, or wont consider the immutable circumstance in his or her plans.

Basically it means that you should stop complaining about your problems and do something about them.

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It's good advice. I once had my drink spiked, and it was lucky I was out with friends at the time because I dread to think what would have happened otherwise. One minute I was in the pub having a laugh, on my first or second pint, the next thing I know I'm waking up at home early in the morning in my bed with my boyfriend, unable to remember a single damned thing about the night.
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I think the best advice apart from my previous post was... never put your red's in with your white's because pink isn't your colour...


Another was don't go play golf when there's a storm coming...

(I don't even play golf, bless my insane grandfather)


Oh a personal favourite from my niece who's 4... Don't step on Sail's, they have feeling to Uncle Robert...

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