Everyone has an opinion, and thoughts on life, often people have too much to say. But if you're willing to listen, most of the time you will here a ton of truth. And truth is always the last thing we want hear. Advice is always unwanted, even when we ask for it, but sometimes, most times, when we expel ego, it's good to listen. Just try.

Redditor u/patrickestillomo wanted everyone to share all the things they've been told to better life by asking... What is the best advice about life anyone has ever given you?


Why so Serious?

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I had a professor once say: "Take your responsibilities seriously, but not yourself."

If everyone on this planet would just chill out and not take themselves so seriously, a lot of society's problems would fix themselves. Gignesthei

Only in Your Head....

You can not control other people, you can only control your reaction to them. sluggardish

Not only people.

I like to say that "Happiness is in your head." Even if you have terminal illness, though it would be hard, you shouldn't fall into the cycle of negative thoughts provoking bad emotions then repeat.

CBT is really helpful even for those with good mental state in the current moment. Yad_

A Change id Gonna Come......

'No matter how good or bad things get, they will change.'

Told to me by my 10th grade theatre teacher. I was in a bad place and he basically mentored me in how to get my stuff together, and that's one bit of wisdom that's really stuck with me.

The idea that change is part of life and the importance of being able to accept change is really important, I think. Diogenic_Canine

A Fool's Errand....

My wife's dad always says, "be cool. Don't be a fool."

So imagine that with a Nigerian accent and you'll feel the gravity of this sage advice. Gignesthei

Take a Chance.....

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Sometimes doing something wrong is better than doing nothing at all. Joyful_Desecration

The List.... 

My dad had a handful.

Assume everyone else on the road besides you is a moron. That way if you think they'll do something stupid and prepare for it, you'll react fast when they do end up doing something stupid.

Do a little bit more than what you're asked to do at your job.

Focus on today. If you worry about what comes tomorrow, a week from now, or a year from now, you will become overwhelmed and break down. Focus on what is happening now, and get through it.

Protect and care for your significant other and your family. But don't carry your their burdens and yours alone. They are your partner and your family, not your burden. Lean on them when you need to, because they love you too.Affectionate_Kiwi

Speeches are dangerous....

The best "best man speech" at a wedding I ever heard was short:

"The two of you are going to hear all kinds of advice on how to make a marriage work. Find out what works for you two and ignore all of it. Cheers." Escalus_Hamaya

It's ALL learning... 

You can learn something from everyone, no matter who they are or what their station in life is.

Don't ever summarily dismiss anyone. BKStephens

Time is Limited....

My mum told me this.

Travel while you still can walk. You don't want to travel when you're old and have limited mobility and energy to enjoy what the world around you has to offer. bixbygaea

Don't expect to do all of the things you want when you retire. You'll be too tired, and possibly set in your habits. n1c0_ds

TRUTH!!!

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I am not responsible for everybody's happiness. RedditorOnRice

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