The best advice I ever gotten helped me become way less self-conscious.

We all go through awkward phases, and it can feel like everyone is always looking at you and noticing all of your flaws. But one day, a friend pointed out to me that people are too busy obsessing over themselves and their own flaws to be paying attention to mine. It helped me become more comfortable in my skin.

Redditor u/yesasinyes got free life advice when they asked, "What was the best advice someone has ever given you?"

10. Don't worry about what you can't change

"If you have a problem and you can do something about it, do it. If you cant do anything about it, what's the point in worrying?"


9. This sounds hard

"Show up. No matter what you do, just show up."


8. Don't be a bad driver in the rain

"My dad is a man of a few words but he did give me very sound advice when I got my driver license. He said, 'Make sure you don't get pulled over when it is raining. The cop has to get out, get wet, and by the time they get to you they will be grumpy. They will give you a ticket for their trouble.'"


7. Let go of grudges

"Holding a grudge is like letting someone live inside your head, rent-free.

Evict them, and use that space for something positive and constructive."


6. Can't win them all

"No matter how nice or good you are some people are just not going to like you and that's okay and you need to learn to be okay with that."


5. Be kind to yourself


"What advice would you give if a friend was coming to you with this problem? Sometimes we get so bogged down with our own personal biases and issues we forget that we actually have valuable wisdom to give ourselves"


4. Invest in your 401K 

"Start contributing to your 401K, even if only a small percentage to start.

Solid advice from the parentals."


3. Failure is okay

"Successful people are often the people who were willing to fail the most."


2. They'll make it worse for themselves

"If someone's arguing with you and won't let you talk, just don't say anything and let them dig themselves a deeper hole."


1. Shot of bourbon, please


"My great-grandmother had her 92nd birthday, I asked what's her secret. She replied with 'don't sweat the small things and a shot of bourbon will always help'"


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