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Old 12-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Unsolicited Advice

So, every once in a while, someone tries to give me unsolicited advice. I don't mind when I ask someone for advice; but to give it to me when I don't ask is damn rude. Personally, I just think that, unless someone asks, you're being very pretentious (and sometimes even being an asshole) to give them advice.
In fact, most people, when they try to give me unsolicited advice get told, "That's nice. I don't want to hear it." The only people who I don't mind giving me unsolicited advice are my girlfriend and my immediate family (and very rarely, my girlfriend's father).


What's your take on unasked-for advice, Pit? Rude? Okay? Give me your thoughts!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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If you tell someone your problems, you are inviting them to share in them and help you solve them. So if I rant about stuff on UG and someone tells me what they would do then I can't complain.

In real life, it's a bit trickier.

But Sam, wear sunscreen.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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My advice is to ignore the assholes.
Oh piss. Was that unsolicited?
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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If you tell someone your problems, you are inviting them to share in them and help you solve them. So if I rant about stuff on UG and someone tells me what they would do then I can't complain.

In real life, it's a bit trickier.

But Sam, wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.


Basically.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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You should have inb4'd all this unsolicited advise.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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If you tell someone your problems, you are inviting them to share in them and help you solve them. So if I rant about stuff on UG and someone tells me what they would do then I can't complain.

I never tell people about my problems. I may occasionally say, "I dislike X thing", but not in a manner that's asking for advice.

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In real life, it's a bit trickier.

But Sam, wear sunscreen.

[SNIP]

But trust me on the sunscreen.

That was great!

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My advice is to ignore the assholes.
Oh piss. Was that unsolicited?

Well done!

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You should have inb4'd all this unsolicited advise.

Why? I know none of it's serious. This kind of stuff is hilarious. I mean, read Hydra's sunscreen rant. It's awesome.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #7
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Why? I know none of it's serious. This kind of stuff is hilarious. I mean, read Hydra's sunscreen rant. It's awesome.

Oh so you didn't like my unsolicited advise?
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #8
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Meh I think it might be a bit ignorant of people to think they know better than you, but it's also pretty ignorant to just say "I don't want to hear it" when people can give a lot of valid advice.

EDIT: Just because you haven't asked for advice, doesn't mean people don't have good advice or that they're not doing it because they genuinely want to help.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #9
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Oh so you didn't like my unsolicited advise?

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #10
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Depends,

if its something personal and its none of their business, f off.

if its something academic that can help me, by all means sounds good.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #11
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If you tell someone your problems, you are inviting them to share in them and help you solve them.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #12
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If you tell someone your problems, you are inviting them to share in them and help you solve them. So if I rant about stuff on UG and someone tells me what they would do then I can't complain.

In real life, it's a bit trickier.

But Sam, wear sunscreen.

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Nice copy-paste of lyrics, brah.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #13
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Nice copy-paste of lyrics, brah.

Not lyrics, an article in the Chicago tribune. Although it was recited in a spoken word style on a Baz Luhrmann single/remix.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #14
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Sometimes people need
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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advice:

the stick in your ass, pull it out.

(also, don't pet dem rabbits too hard)
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #16
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For me it depends who's giving the advice, some people i don't mind, some people i'll punch in the face.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #17
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I don't mind. Caring about it is too big a waste of thought-time.
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