The best advice you've ever gotten

  1. Philosophy Forum
  2. » General Discussion
  3. » The best advice you've ever gotten

Get Email Updates Email this Topic Print this Page

Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 01:02 pm
What's the best advice you've ever gotten? Or at least something you have never forgotten.

Mine was from my cousin who was a saddle maker. I had always been a little envious of him because he seemed to be good at anything. He was a quick study as well; I could show him how to do something and within five minutes, he was better at it than I was.

When I was younger, I was something of a perfectionist. It was debilitating, really. If I had created something, all I could see in it were flaws. I'd toss the whole thing out and start again, or never again. It lead me to NOT doing a lot of things. Anyway, here's the advice:

"Being good at what you do doesn't mean you don't make mistakes, it means you know how to fix your mistakes."

I still have to replay that advice to myself from time to time.
 
mister kitten
 
Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 01:13 pm
@chad3006,
One little quote I remember is
"Life without knowledge is death in disguise"
 
platorepublic
 
Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 02:31 pm
@chad3006,
I'm not a big fan of advices.

:/

Basically most of the things I learned are through myself, because everyone's different (even though people say people are more similar than different - maybe I'm a freak). So I just evolve.

Although maybe that's because nobody has ever gave me advice that stuck (or applied broadly).
 
HexHammer
 
Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 02:36 pm
@chad3006,
- politicians are full of lies
- don't give in to group pressure
- everybody can make mistakes ..EVERYBODY!
-
 
Ding an Sich
 
Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 02:38 pm
@HexHammer,
There was this guy who told me how to get girls at any party to have sex with me. I have yet to use his advice.
 
Holiday20310401
 
Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 04:07 pm
@Ding an Sich,
To stay in school.
 
jgweed
 
Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 06:37 pm
@chad3006,
Although said within the context of my workplace, this has applications in many areas of living: "Never take it personally, and never take it home."
 
de Silentio
 
Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 07:06 pm
@chad3006,
Given by my first philosophy professor: Question Authority
 
qualia
 
Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 07:34 pm
@de Silentio,
The one from my mom: Never wear a uniform.
 
Dosed
 
Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:03 am
"Remember that your education will never wake up one morning and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore."

-my mother on priorities.
 
ehBeth
 
Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:06 am
If you can't play a sport, be one.
 
OmSigDAVID
 
Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:10 am
@chad3006,
Its better to HAVE a gun and NOT need one
than it is to NEED a gun and not HAVE one.

WELCOME to the Forum !





David
 
HexHammer
 
Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 10:41 pm
@Ding an Sich,
Ding an Sich wrote:

There was this guy who told me how to get girls at any party to have sex with me. I have yet to use his advice.

1) I'm not sure why you tell me this

2) I'm not sure about why you havn't heeded his advice, one can only speculate.
 
CalamityJane
 
Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 10:55 pm
Best advise: Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out alive anyway!
 
Annaunq
 
Reply Sat 25 Dec, 2010 01:35 pm
Be wise with your life.
You can pay someone to kill a human. You can not pay any price to get him back.
 
 

 
  1. Philosophy Forum
  2. » General Discussion
  3. » The best advice you've ever gotten
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 09/17/2019 at 05:23:37