Advice from Somewhere

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  4. When you say, “I love you,” mean it.
  5. When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
  6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married
  7. Believe in love at first sight.
  8. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
  9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
  10. In disagreements, fight fairly. Please No name calling.
  11. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
  12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
  13. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”
  14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  15. Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.
  16. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  17. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
  18. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  19. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  21. Spend some time alone.

Source: MSU

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16 Comments

  1. MB

    These are truly words to live by.

  2. Jonathan Blackwell

    A very nice read. Thanks :)

  3. toniximo

    que sabiduria tan grande encierran estaspalabras. son tan cotidianas y a la vez tan profundas; y como dijo alguien:”no hay mas ciego que el que no quiere ver”

  4. Logan Creed

    Your face is an absurd list

  5. AntiJennifer

    Jennifer is a big meanie.

  6. ProJennifer

    Jennifer is awesome. I’d subscribe to her newsletter.

  7. Anti-ProJennifer

    ProJennifer is wrong. This is a wonderful list

  8. Meg

    I don’t ever say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes . . . simply because I do not believe their soul is trying to escape. I don’t do well with religious nonsense; other than that, good list.

  9. HiMeg

    I’m pretty sure that that superstitious nonsense is not the reason we say ‘bless you’ anymore. It’s just a courtesy, but I don’t say it either.

  10. Nikki

    for those who haven’t experienced all the joys and also the horrors life has in store, this list would seem absurd. To us who are truly living..It is what we know to live by.

  11. Shonari

    @Meg I dont believe in superstitious mumbo jumbo either but its polite i guess (I dont say it either)

    @Jennifer To each their own.

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  13. Regarding # 13, about answering an awkward question with “Why do you want to know?”: I’ve experienced at least one scenario where this would NOT be a good answer. Consider this: F, a long-time female friend to whom I am a trusted confidant, and girlfriend of M, also a close friend, asks me this: “Did M sleep with while I was away?” Now I know he did, but I can’t answer that with “Why do you want to know?” because the reason she’s asking is bloody obvious. There is no good answer to that question, because if I say “Yes”, I’m dobbing in M, and if I say “No” (or try to cop out with “I don’t know”), I’m lying to F. So these aren’t be-all-and-end-all answers to life’s questions; as always, use your better judgement.

  14. Pro-Anti-ProJennifer

    Number 20 might be my favorite piece of advice ever.

  15. Kathy

    Some of this stuff is good soulful advise but some of it, I’m sure, is taking the piss. xx

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