Often, I intuitively know something but realize it only after someone says it out loud. If it's a movie insight, then there's no big deal. But if we're talking about an important life lesson, I sure as heck would've liked figuring it out by myself earlier rather than later.
So when I saw this post on r/AskReddit by u/PeakABoo_IFKU, I knew I was in for a treat. The Redditor asked: "What is the best advice you can give someone?" And after scrolling through some 2,000 comments, I think you'd like to see the best ones as well. From taking care of your body to working on your mind, continue scrolling and check them out!
Imagine all the time that you spend worrying about your embarrassing moments. Now understand that almost everyone else does the same. Nobody is thinking about your embarrassing things. Just their own. I find this idea freeing.
Expect nothing, and appreciate everything.
You are only responsible for yourself . You cannot and should not try to control others even if you think you're being charitable. Similarly don't let other people control your emotions.
Document everything. A lot of people have bad intentions and are looking to screw you over for their personal gain. Having things documented and on paper will prevent them from taking advantage of you.
Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean it’s inherently bad. Don’t s**t on someone because they find joy in something you don’t.
I’m referring to things like movies, music, art, food, etc.
Don't be so hard on yourself, sometimes life gets complicated, is not your fault, just do your very best in every situation, and let things go as they should
Learn skills to make yourself as self sufficient as possible.
Never put anyone on a pedestal, they will have no choice but to look down on you.
If someone really loves you they won't intentionally hurt you.
You are only young once, but you can be immature forever.
Try it. Whatever it is you are debating, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone, and isn't illegal, try it.
Not trying it is going to weigh on you far more than any minor embarrassment you may get from trying it.
Is there anything you can do about it?
Then don't worry about it.
Never lose sight of the parts of life you're absolutely clear about. The truest part of ourselves is found inside that clarity.
Also, never ever ever be afraid to start over. You will NOT be starting from scratch, you will be starting from experience.
Treat yourself as if you’re someone you’re trying to help
Don't go to college UNLESS you are REALLY READY to do so.
There’s only one person in the world that can possibly act in your best interests in every situation: yourself.
Take care of your teeth and body when you are young.
47 year old dude with bad knees from playing sports.
Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it
Not sure where i got this from but: If you were able to believe in Santa for 10 years or more, you can definitely believe in yourself for 10 minutes.
At a minimum, at least be honest with yourself. At least be true to who you are. And if you don’t know, figure that out.
Don't stay up late doing something that you would not wake up early for.
Meditate. Try. Every morning. It has freed me from some of the dark side effects of my mental illness.
Also, establish a great morning routine and night routine and stick to it. Practice gratitude every day.
Let go of resentment and hatred you have for others. No matter what they’ve done. Forgive. Forgive. Forgive. Forgive does not mean you tolerate what they’ve done or that what they did was okay- but it is meant to free YOU. So you can move forward and reclaim the power you feel you’ve lost. You can be compassionately wrathful and stand up for what’s right without hate in your heart. Hate only hurts you in the end.
Ie. My brother was murdered- but I have never hated the man that killed him. I don’t have to live with that resentment in my life