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13 People Share The Best And Worst Life Advice They Have Received

From the blatantly stupid to the perfectly poignant, 13 people share the best and worst life advice they’ve received - proving we should take it all with a grain of salt.

By Angela Ledgerwood

Self

From the blatantly stupid to the perfectly poignant, 13 people share the best and worst life advice they’ve received - proving we should take it all with a grain of salt.

By Angela Ledgerwood

When I was younger I was a sponge when it came to absorbing other people’s opinions and advice. I’d sway to and fro on subjects that ranged from what to study at uni to whether or not a dog-eared copy of American Psycho on a guy’s nightstand constituted a red flag. I seemed to value the well-intentioned advice coming my way from friends and family – strangers even – more than my own gut feelings on topics or scenarios important to me. Now, over a decade later, I’ve honed my internal barometer exponentially, thank goodness. No accounting for me! American Psycho BEWARE!  I can even listen to an incredibly earnest friend suggest that I see a psychic and accidentally get pregnant (not to the psychic but still…) and NOT take her seriously. Because we’ve all been given some doozy advice at some stage, we decided to gather some below to give you chuckle.  And because there is such a thing as wisdom and all that good stuff we’ve shared some of that as well.

 

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