1-2 Sentence Advice Thread

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  1. Short 'n sweet is the theme here! Drop your wisdom in two sentences or less (no runons :P). It can be wisdom on anything under the sun!

    I'll start

    • Don't tell people you're good at things. Tell them you like things, and let them decide you're good.

    • Choose your battles carefully.

    • If you dont' like something, change it. If you can't change it, accept it.

    • The store brand is cheaper and tastes the damn same on 99% of groceries

    • Buy a plunger before you need one

    • Stop a flooding toilet by lifting off the lid and pressing the flapper valve down (the water in the tank is sanitary!).

    • Saving containers is cheaper than buying tupperware

    • If there's nothing you will need to buy today, leave your money/cards at home to avoid impulse spending. (this isn't feasible for everyone, but it works if you only have a few 'money' cards)

    • Some food service places will give you a discount on coffee if you bring your own thermos instead of getting a disposable cup.

    • When you need help and there are services available to you, not using them isn't brave or strong, it's just inefficient.

    • Take time to unplug, it'll do wonders for your stress.

    • Some of the most common headache causes are dehydration, malnutrition, and stress. Have a meal and a drink and do whatever relaxes you before you reach for the pills.

    • Drink more water. Even if you already drink water pretty regularly. Drink more.

    • Always check for sources and logical fallacies.

    • Think of secrets/other people's stories like water and be a sponge, not a crazy daisy

    • "It's Embarrassing" is not a good reason to deny yourself healthcare.

    • Pee after sex to avoid UTIs

    • The two laws of nudes are: Delete them when asked, and never redistribute without permission, EVER. No matter what.

    • When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me

    • It is what's inside that counts, but first impressions (the things that make us want to talk to someone or not) are nearly always visual. Therefore, dress like you're going to meet your worst enemy today and remember that if you die, that's your ghost outfit forever.

    • Don't read comments sections on YouTube, especially if you are impulsively argumentative, are unable to identify trolling, or both.

    • The secret to making friends isn't "be interesting" it's, "be interested." Ask people questions, they love to talk about themselves as much as you do, but it's rude to do it too much without being prompted.

    • When someone compliments you, smile and say "thank you." That's it; that's all you gotta do.

    • When given a gift or card, ask if you should open it right away

    • a good old fashioned cheeseburger is a safe bet for any pub menu

    • The front desk at a hotel is allowed to give you all kinds of free stuff (extra shampoo, extra pillows, etc) if you just ask for it.

    • Silk is a protein fiber just like your hair and should be washed with shampoo, not detergent (unless it's specially formulated for silks), it'll last longer this way.
    I could probably do a whole thread just on health/laundry tips, but I'll maybe just add those later :P

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  2. -Foreigners at Hollywood, don't take photos of those peeps walkin down the road in costumes...you're gonna get fucked over

    -Life is interesting, life is shit, life is strange

    -No matter what, failure is bound to happen. Keep going forward is the answer

    -Sleep early (seriously, plserino)


    -Don't spread Vegemite on your toast like Nutella unless you want to die

    -Don't drink a whole vial of Satan's Blood unless you actually want to commit seppuku

    -It's okay to cry. It will happen a lot trust me
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  3. + sometimes, even the people closest to us can be bad for us to be around. It may seem a struggle at the time, but it can be better in the longrun without them.

    + you're never alone, there's always someone, somewhere that you can talk to if you just try.

    + sometimes, the wisdom of others can go a long way. Consider people's advice even if you don't agree with it at the time.

    + don't bottle it up, it'll break you. Find someone who will listen and be there.

    + you love them, but its okay if it doesn't work right now. If its meant to be, it might mend later; if not, you may just find someone even more wonderful.

    + even the best of independent individuals ask for help sometimes. Don't let pride or fear hold you back.

    + if you love someone and want to keep them around, open a dialogue and compromise.

    + if you can't sleep, set up a routine. It tells your body its bedtime.

    + keeping a few spare bills/change in your vehicle can be a godsend. You never know when something might go wrong and they don't take plastic.

    + if you're stressed or upset or angry, whatever, go outside to somewhere nice and green. Nature can make you feel better and unwind away from the source.

    + if things are getting heated between you and someone, call a time-out to take a breather and come back to talk. When you're angry, you have less cognitive inhibition and something might slip out you don't mean.

    + Forgive and forget can go a long way on the little dumb things. Don't marginalize the big problems, though.

    + shop around when you want something. Chances are, there's a better price, especially online.

    + when you start thinking you want something, take a little longer to decide. It may pass in time and save you a hefty investment in paperweights.

    + use your phone for notes and remembering things. It frees up your brain for remembering more things and its harder to forget!
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  4. If you're good at something, never do it for free.

    Fortune favours the bold.

    Never half-ass many things things, always whole ass one thing.

    Don't put the pussy on a pedestal.

    If you're procrastinating, and something you need to do takes less than two minutes, just do it.
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  5. In many cases, it's better to be safe than sorry.

    Being unmotivated is okay, being simply lazy isn't.

    You don't have to be embarrassed about your hobbies or likes, no matter how childish or funny they may seem to people.

    Don't beat yourself up over something that you can't control.

    Take cold showers if you're feeling sad or tired.

    Always watch horror movies with friends.
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  6. #The guide to success is to accept failure
    #Being wrong is normal but being perfect isn't normal
    #Score Result are only thin paper that decide your current score not your potential
    #Nothing wrong to be unique cause that what's make people reminded you as
    #An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, there will be no ending for revenge
    #To trust is to walk in a dark hallway, you never know where will people lead you
    #Sometimes being different mean you're not not normal
    #Be thankful for every second
    #The world will never evolve only how people views chages
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  7. "People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
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  8. - Treat others as you wish to be treated.
    - Respect is earned, not given.
    - You get more with Honey than you do with Vinegar.
    - Those that cannot do, Criticize.
    - Be Charitable.
    - Remember you aren't alone in your situation.
    - Remember there is always someone in a worse situation than you are.
    - Be thankful for what you have instead of being jealous of others that have more than you.
    - Don't be resentful of failed love-- learn from it and keep looking.
    - Don't generalize whole groups of people.
    - Don't assume-- It makes an ASS out of U and ME.
    - Intelligence doesn't equate to Wisdom, neither does knowledge.
    - Intelligence + Knowledge + Life Experience = Wisdom.
    - Don't get dishearten when friends leave your life-- As we grow and age, our circle of friends change.
    - Be-careful at who you choose as friends-- Base it from their character, not because you simply think they are 'cool'.
    - Learn to accept yourself and love yourself.
    - Don't depend on others for your happiness.
    - Learn to agree to disagree.
    - Learn to be happy alone.
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    • Just because you can buy it in bulk, doesn't mean you should.
    • Learn to service your own vehicle. It's not hard, a little dirty, but incredibly rewarding for you and your wallet.
    That's all I got today.
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  9. Destroy the ants BEFORE they invade your home. >:[
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  10. And if they do, punish them like a vicious god. Nothing will show them quite like making them explode with a homemade antkiller.
  11. Don't be silly, wrap that willy fellas!
  12. Tears and laughter are two ways we deal with pain. Use them equally.

    You don't know what people have gone through.

    Assuming makes an Ass out of U and Me.

    Play with the hand you're dealt. A hand of two of a kind can become four of a kind with enough play.

    The romanticism of suicide is bullshit. It's selfish and cruel.

    Take chances. You may be surprised.

    You are not the protaganist of your life's story. You are the author.

    Go into every day happy.
  13. You will die. Accept that now and move on knowing that your life is only as meaningless as you allow it to be.
  14. Uuh. That's a broad subject. But I can partially agree.
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  15. And now some more lighthearted ones:

    Build a good computer. It's cheaper than buying a pre made one.

    Learn an instrument or sing. That will always impress someone.

    Always say sorry. Even if they don't forgive you.

    Have a cloth or tissue on hand. You never know when you might need it.

    Same goes for a notebook and pencil. Especially for writers.

    Take what you want, but eat what you get.

    And finally, my title and the Hippocratic Oath:

    First, do no harm.
  16. @Minibit; Store Brand Versus Name Brand, is an argument only super tasters and you normal tasting people will always argue about. I'm a super taster. I have done enough blind test, where I get the answers at least 95% right all the time. I could tell the difference between McDondals BBQ sauce, Name Brand, and Burger King. I can taste the difference between Pespi and Cola and I can taste the different between Heinz Ketchup and non Heinz Ketchup. Hunts is too Tomatoy. And a lot of Store Brands are too vinegarry.

    Anyway onto the topic;

    -When someone comes to you and is clearly upset. Take the time to listen.
    -Don't dismiss people with bogus optimism.
    -Respect people's dark times.
    -Get more involved in realistic conversations and expectations
  17. - The world and everyone in it owes you nothing.

    - If you take care of those you are appointed over, they will take care of you.

    - Don't make someone else's emergency your emergency.

    - Take a breath, slow down, and think. At the end of the day, everything will be okay. Rushing and panicking doesn't help anybody.

    - Being a decent human being costs $0.00 and requires no skill.

    - You will not be able to make everyone happy. Ever.

    - You are a boy by birth, a man by age. A gentleman is only by choice.

    - If it's wet, sticky, and not yours - don't touch it.

    - Never poke a badger with a spoon.

    - You can prick your finger, but don't finger your prick.
  18. buying in bulk is cheaper than buying it separately. Somethings you have to buy in bulk. In the end you're spending less money because you're not running out of something and having to constantly buy it every other week or every week. Like Toilet Paper. Or Paper Towels.
  19. On the other hand, there is very little rational reason to purchase three gallons of French dressing from Costco, or a ten pound bag of chocolate milk mix.
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