Do not play fast and loose with the advice you give. You just might make someone radically alter the course of their life.
At times, it can feel like epiphanies don’t actually exist in real life. It’s as if they only really take hold and produce real change in TV shows and Hollywood movies.
Usually, a sudden moment of clarity remains exactly that: momentary. It comes, excites, and passes by, leaving you pretty much the same as you always were.
But apparently some bits of clarity do have a permanent, life-altering impact. At least, according to self-reporting folks on the internet they do.
Reddit user weathertimes asked, "What is one piece of advice that has changed you?"
“Don't believe everything you think.”
Humble, but Firm
"You gotta know the differences between someone giving you constructive criticism, and someone just trying to hurt you."
"If you don't, then you will either think everything said to you is something you need to change, or think everyone is out to get you."
"You don't have to set yourself on fire to keep everyone else warm."
FDR, With Some Depression-Era Thinking
"Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are."
Because They Likely Aren’t Returning the Favor
Don't let people live rent free in your head. The only person it’s upsetting is you.
Tenderness Doesn’t Have to Stay Outward
Be the person you needed when you were younger.
Acknowledge Your Stuff
Anger is 99.9% a secondary reaction to feeling another emotion such as sadness, guilt etc.
Kill Em With Composure
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Cocky in the Present
A short pencil is better than a long memory. Write it down!
Takes Being Bad to be Good
The difference between the novice & the master is that the master has failed more times then the novice has tried.