Life Advice

life advice

Today, I give you something a bit different from around the web. I found something doing the rounds on Facebook a few years ago. For some reason, I saved the words of wisdom on my hard drive. I thought the life advice was so good, I put it here so that you can find these wise words again and again. Here are the words of an Econ teacher who decided to share his personal list of wise words with his students.

Psst! I have no idea if this is actually from an Econ teacher. I have no idea where this all came from in the first place. But it’s good life advice, so now it’s here. Sorry to the person who wrote this originally. I’ve no idea who you are, and I’d love to give credit to you. You are one very smart cookie. Unfortunately, I can’t find the original post so I can’t link back to it.

  1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.
  2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
  3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
  4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.
  5. Always use “we” when referring to your home team or government.
  6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
  7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of horse.
  8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
  9. Don’t dumb it down.
  10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
  11. If you are staying more than one night, unpack.
  12. Never park in front of the bar.
  13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
  14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first girl/boyfriend.
  15. Hold heroes to a high standard.
  16. A suntan is earned, not bought.
  17. Never lie to your doctor.
  18. All guns are loaded.
  19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
  20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
  21. Take a vacation of your cell phone, internet and TV once a year.
  22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.
  23. A handshake beats an autograph.
  24. Don’t linger in the doorway, in or out.
  25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.
  26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
  27. Never get a haircut the day of a special event.
  28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires and sheets.
  29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
  30. When you are with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
  31. Eat lunch with the new kids.
  32. When travelling, keep your wits about you.
  33. It’s never too late for an apology.
  34. Don’t pose with booze.
  35. If you have right of way, take it.
  36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
  37. When you marry someone, remember that you marry their entire family.
  38. Never push someone off a dock.
  39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she is pregnant.
  40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry, live up to it.
  41. Don’t make a scene.
  42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.
  43. Know when to ignore the camera.
  44. Never gloat.
  45. Invest in great luggage.
  46. Make time for your mum on your birthday. It’s her special day too.
  47. When opening presents, no-one likes a good guesser.
  48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.
  49. Give credit. Take blame.
  50. Suck it up every now and again.
  51. Never be the last one in the pool.
  52. Don’t stare.
  53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
  54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.
  55. If you have made your point, stop talking.
  56. Admit when you are wrong.
  57. If you offer to help, don’t quit until the job is done.
  58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
  59. Thank the bus driver.
  60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
  61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
  62. Know at least one good joke.
  63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is someone’s son.
  64. Know how to cook one good meal.
  65. Learn to drive a stick shift.
  66. Be cool to the younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
  67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.
  68. Dance with your mother/father.
  69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
  70. Always thank the host.
  71. If you don’t understand, ask before it is too late.
  72. Know the size of your boyfriend/girlfriend’s clothes.
  73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.
  74. Be a good listener. Don’t just take your turn to talk.
  75. Keep your word.
  76. In college, always sit at the front. You’ll stand out immediately. Come grade time that might come in handy.
  77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.
  78. Be patient with airport security. They are just doing their job.
  79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.
  80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.
  81. Ask for advice when needed.
  82. Learn to change a tire.
  83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
  84. An hour with grandparents is an hour well spent.
  85. Don’t litter.
  86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
  87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest, but you can be the toughest.
  88. Never call someone before 9am or after 9pm.
  89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.
  90. Make the little things count.
  91. Always wear a bra to work.
  92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
  93. You’re never too old to need your mum.
  94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on a first date commit to keeping them on and keeping your trap shut about how much your feet kill you.
  95. Know the words to your national anthem.
  96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise that making a fool of yourself is more fun than sitting on the bench alone.
  97. Smile at strangers.
  98. Make goals.
  99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
  100. If you have to fight, punch first and punch hard.

Any life advice that you think should be on this list?

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