People Break Down Which Pieces Of Advice Are Exclusively Good In Theory, Not In Practice
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In an ideal world, every piece of well-thought out advice would be foolproof. If every bit of knowledge that was passed down to you worked every single time, well, more people would be open to receiving it. But that's not the case. Here are some pieces of advice that work best in theory, but not so much in practice.

u/josh_carling asked: What is good advice in theory but awful in practice?



Good point.

"The right person will come, don't sweat it"

Not if you're rotting indoors all day every day and don't bother with hygiene or anything resembling fashion. I get what people mean when they say it, but a lot of the time it comes across like "Do nothing, make no effort". I see people give that advice a lot to others that are down on their luck, and it's a nice sentiment, but don't get the wrong idea... a lot of it is luck, but you have to put yourself in a position to be lucky in the first place, if that makes sense.

lightningheels

It's ok to give up sometimes.

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"Never give up."

There are times when you absolutely should give up, quite a lot in fact.

pausebreakalex

Had I taken this advice in college my final GPA would have been MUCH better- but I refused to drop classes I was failing.

stos313

True.

Be yourself. No, be the best person you can possibly be. Don't be lazy, mean, or a pushover.

Noclasshere

"Be yourself. Unless 'yourself' is an a**hole."

CoyoteTheFatal

THIS.

If you keep going into a place you applied for a job and ask to talk to the manager you'll get the job eventually.

I'm sure this worked before the internet but no one wants you to keep bugging them for a job in 2020.

Administrative-Koala

My dad told me to go into Dollar Tree and told me to tell the manager that I'm not leaving until I have a job there...

The manager almost called the cops on me.

Kinsloth12

Bad advice.

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If you ignore bullies they will just go away.

threedogafternoon

Honestly the best advice I ever got on bullies was to just beat them up.

Though nowadays there's cameras everywhere so I wouldn't recommend it unless you can make it look like self defense.

IShallPetYourDogo

The sad truth.

If you try hard enough you'll get what you want

Sometimes it just doesn't happen. It doesn't mean you stop trying but it's not guaranteed. Usually trying brings its own rewards - new skills, met new people etc.

popcorndragon93

It is possible to commit no errors and still lose. That is not a weakness, that is life. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

fryingpas

Fair.

"You can become anything you want to".

Statistically no. You can't. You should maximise your opportunities and options. If you're a 5'6" kid with no athletic skill and a heart condition, you're not making the NBA no matter how hard you try.

karma_dumpster

Prepare for the worst.

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"Everything happens for a reason."

"It'll all work out in the end."

Any of those BS one liners don't hold water. Can you do something about the problem? Yes? Then do. No? Then prepare for the fallout.

My only advice is this: "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst."

im-a-guy-like-me

You shouldn't want to trade lives with anybody.

I saw a meme recently that said, "never take advice from someone you wouldn't trade lives with." Sounds great, until you realize that you can learn from others' mistakes...they could be giving you valuable advice on what not to do and how to avoid the pitfalls that ensnared them.

BananaFanaFoFaustin

Respect your elders. I don't care how old you are, if you're a d*ck I'm not going to give you respect because of your age.

RemoteConsequence9

Theres that old Tumblr adage of the different uses of respect.

Some people respect you as an authority.

Some people respect you as a person.

Some say, If you don't respect me I won't respect you.

But they mean, if you don't respect me as an authority, I wont respect you as a person.

That sh*t don't fly with me.

TheHeroicLionheart

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
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The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
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