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Years ago, people insisted that the best way to get a job would be to just walk into an office and hand someone your resume.

And you know what? I suppose that—for a time—it worked.

The job market of today is nothing like the job market of the past, and, truth be told, I did follow that advice when I was younger (and yes, I managed to secure a job or two in the process).

But given the state of things, it's clear that advice like this doesn't hold up anymore, and it's far from the only advice that falls into this bracket.

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Self-Care Advice That Is Surprisingly Toxic

We all need to love ourselves.

And is very important to put ourselves and our happiness first.

Self-love is a vital part of the human existence.

But some people really need to examine the behavior that they deem as "self-care."

Self-care doesn't belittle others.

And it acknowledges the line between confidence and arrogance.

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Bad Life Hacks And Terrible Advice That Is Also Quite Dangerous
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A lot of people think they know everything.

Not just know everything... they think they're experts on everything.

So they always have the best "advice" to give.

A lot of it is nonsense.

Listen to your gut more when something seems suspect.

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Depression Sufferers Share The Worst Advice They’ve Ever Gotten
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Living with depression is incredibly difficult.

It's made all the more difficult when people share unsolicited advice.

This isn't to say that others don't mean well–they often do–but they may sometimes lack the foresight or tact required for conversations about mental illness.

It's a lot easier to play armchair psychologist than actually learn a thing or two about what life is like for depression sufferers.

That's why a lot of people prefer to live with the disease silently; they'd rather not hear other people's callous remarks and prefer to be spared their judgment.

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People Debate The Widely Shared Advice That Is Utter Bullsh*t
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Truly believe only half of what you see, and almost nothing that you hear. This is sage advice that has followed generations upon generations of people. Truly only filter out the things you know are going to work for you.

Unfortunately, not everybody has the self-possession to claim their own path. But we can teach those people what advice NOT to take. And some of that advice you should ignore is actually the very advice some people really believe in.

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