Considering all the bad advice that's out there, it's a wonder anyone bothers to listen to anything others say.

However, this doesn't mean that the world is a dearth of good advice. There are plenty of people out there with wisdom and insight to share.

Finding them (and developing relationships with them) is the hard part. But once that's over and done with, you'll be thankful for the resource you've stumbled upon.

People were all too happy to tell us about the best pieces of advice they received from others after Redditor BigWillySmith asked the online community,

"What is some really good advice?"

"You are only responsible..."

"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."


This is probably the truest thing you'll ever hear. Take it to heart.

"You can't fix people."

"You can't fix people. You can only help them to fix themselves."


Another valuable lesson–in some ways I wish I had learned it sooner but truth be told, I probably learned this lesson at the perfect time.

"Sometimes life gets complicated..."

"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."


Be kind to yourself! You'll thank yourself later. Life is crazy and many things that happen are not things you have control over.

"It's the habits that create change."

"Keep moving forward, no matter the pace. Take one class at a time in school. Eat just one vegetable a day if that's all you can manage. Read one page of a book every day. Put $1 in your savings every paycheck if that's all you have."

"It's the habits that create the change. Over the decades these small steps will be meaningful and you'll slowly develop the habits you want."


Fantastic advice–and something I've definitely taken to heart since I decided to go back to school!

"Now understand that almost everyone else..."

"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."


Don't let other people live rent-free in your head. They are, more likely than not, not thinking of you.

"Never make..."

"Never make permanent choices when in a highly emotional state."


Someone go back in time and tell teenage me this.

"No matter how much..."

"No matter how much you love your job, it won't love you back."


Very true (and quite liberating once you figure it out). Live a little. People on their deathbeds have regretted all the time they spent working.

"Sometimes people..."

"Sometimes people don't want you to respond and aren't looking for any answers even though it may seem like it. Just listen and let them talk until they literally prompt you for input."


Very true! Just listening–actually listening–can go a long way and sometimes that's all you need to do.

"Just because..."

"Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it's inherently bad. Don't s*** on someone because they find joy in something you don't."



It's really that simple, people.

"Try it."

"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."


Facts are facts, America.

Go ahead and try–you'll be thankful you did.

Well, I don't know about you–but I feel better after reading these.

Every now and then, you need a good reminder of your worth.

We bet many of you have received some good advice over the years. Have any to share that hasn't been included here? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!

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