People Share The Best Pieces Of Advice They've Ever Received

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Sometimes adulting is incredibly hard, especially when we're going through a trying time or are struggling with our health or mental health.

These pieces of advice may seem simple on the surface, but especially during the hard times, they could create a meaningful change for someone.


Redditor TheSensibleTurtle asked:

"What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?"

Firm Boundaries

"It came from Reddit, funnily enough."

"'Set limits for what you’re prepared to give, because people who take don’t have limits for how much they’re prepared to take.'"

"I’ve definitely applied it to my life. Unfortunately, there are several people I know who have yet to apply it to theirs."

- RedWestern

Lending Money

"Never lend money you can't afford to ever see again. Also, loan money with the expectation that you're never going to see it again."

- levitatingloser

Closest Company

"The single most important decision you will make in life is your partner."

- bemest

Know What You Want

"If it's not a clear yes, then it's a no."

- hiraeth_99

Not Forever

"Nothing is permanent. Jobs, relationships, good times, and bad times."

"Something I say to myself when making big decisions."

- Real_Bridge_5440

Relationship Goals

"In relationships: It's not you and your significant other against each other. It's both of you against the problem."

- MaxRptz

Time After Time

"A very rich friend of mine told me that he can buy or access almost anything at this stage of his life, except time. Make the most of every moment."

- phalangepatella

Drink Your Water

"Drink water."

"I had a friend's mom down my childhood street that insisted this was the curative agent for all that ailed you. And most of the time, she was not wrong."

"Indigestion? Water. Constipated? One tall glass of water every hour at least. Headache? Water."

"Her kid got the flu and his mom was like, 'I'm not taking him to the doctor. What are they gonna do? Tell him to drink water and eat food? I'm not paying 20 bucks and waiting an hour to hear that."

- elementaryfrequency9

Gossip Goes Both Ways

"People who gossip about others to you, gossip about you to others."

- CommunicationNo5292

Communication Is Key

"You have the right to tell someone how they make you feel."

- RockyMtnOysterCo

Be Prepared

"Never attempt to fix a plumbing problem when the hardware store is closed."

"It was from my dad. I am pretty sure that he learned it the hard way!"

- tg1024

You Are Worth More

"Your job doesn't define you."

- vander_blanc

No Self-Sacrifice

"Don’t set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm."

- Phoenix_of_Asclepius

Financial Perspective

"If you can just barely afford a house then you can’t afford it really. Something for new homeowners to bear in mind."

"Have some friends that bought a very expensive house. They used every bit of what they were able to be loaned. They now work just to be able to live in the house. Tried to tell them that if the majority of their income goes to the mortgage, then they can't afford the house."

- Effurlife13

Be Happy

“'Just do the things that make you happy and don’t do the things that don’t make you happy.'"

"From an ex-boyfriend who said this to me years ago. It’s so simple but kind of blew my anxious little self’s mind."

- Dizzy-Worldliness-20

Don't Listen to Them

"'Don’t take criticisms from someone you wouldn’t take advice from.'"

"I suffer from insecurities and have had people make some horrendous comments to me in my life. Someone once told me the above quote and it made something click in my head. From then on, things have been a h**l of a lot better."

- FluffyDaedra

While some of these tips appear resoundingly simple, they could be a real life-changer if put into practice.

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