Question of the Day – No. 261 What’s the best advice you ever received? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 74 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 261” Add yours “The day I no longer need to gather anymore knowledge is the day of my funeral”… 🙂 “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ Mark van Doren LikeLiked by 7 people Reply Great advises! We are learning machines! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply There’s a thin line between pleasing yourself and pleasing somebody else. LikeLiked by 6 people Reply It is, especially if pleasing somebody else brings self satisfaction. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply True. LikeLiked by 1 person Happiness isn’t everything. ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Hmm interesting. Who gave you this advice? LikeLiked by 2 people Reply My mother ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 1 person Just be yourself. Who you see in the mirror is the only person’s opinion of you that matters. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply In today’s society, how easy it is to follow this advice? LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I do it. You just have to be willing to handle the consequences of freeing yourself from what other’s think and believe of you. LikeLiked by 1 person quit smoking tip: if you’re craving, tell yourself you can have 1 in 5 minutes. Usually at around 5 minutes, the craving fades, or you forget about it. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply That’s an awesome tip! Thank you for sharing! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Find ways to busy and involved at your job. Don’t wait to be asked LikeLiked by 2 people Reply True! Busy people are getting noticed 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Stop resisting and accept things, accept struggle, and things get much better. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Very true! Changes will come regardless if we accept it or not. We might as well accept sooner because it spares us some useless suffering. LikeLike Reply 90% of life is showing up. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Well, could we live it if we’re not there? LikeLike Reply Exactly, we cannot. LikeLiked by 1 person “Above all else, tobthine own self be true” LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Awesome advice! 😀 LikeLike Reply 😎 LikeLiked by 1 person “Think your own thoughts, don’t let them do it for you.”- NF LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I love this one! That’s what my book is all about 😀 LikeLike Reply I had to really really think about this one. No one close to me ever shared words of wisdom, they were usually examples of what not to do. My eight grade English teacher had a reputation of being a hard ass. She followed the rules and simple expected everyone else to do the same. It wasn’t till I took her class that I realized she was an amazing woman. She would tell us all kinds of stories from her life and she cared about the kids. She didn’t just show up but she asked how we were doing in other classes and tried to help us. She had this one saying that might seem hillbilly or country and certainly won’t ever be quoted but I still admire her to this day. What she said made me cry and coming from where I came it was the complete opposite of what I was used to hearing. She looked at each and everyone of us in her little class and she said. Don’t hang your head for nobody and don’t look down at the ground because there is nothing there but dirt. Basically she was telling us that even though we might have thought we were nothing we had just as much right to feel special as anyone else. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply What a great teacher! We all have amazing potential we’re not even aware of. If we let other people decide what potential we have, we get nowhere… LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Never ask someone to do something you wouldn’t do, or haven’t done in the past. (Dad, referring to employer-employee, but generalizes nicely, I think.) LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That is a very interesting advice. It does generalize nicely 🙂 LikeLike Reply As a new teacher many, many years ago, my mentor teacher told me to never take anything a student says personal. I believe it is that advice that has allowed me to teach for 25 plus years…and I am still in the classroom! Thank you T. Steinlage! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Wow! That’s amazing! Keep it up! Students will be students whilst their wisdom is growing. Awesome advice! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A fencing teacher said: If I’m not talking about fencing, I’m probably *lying* to you. General idea, people who know something don’t necessarily know everything. I think Socrates said something about that. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Well, nobody knows everything, but they do know something. This makes everybody both a teacher and a student. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My mother told me to never let people walk all over me. I always remember her words when I feel like I’m being too much of a pushover. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So you try not to do to other people what you wouldn’t like for others to do to you? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Exactly! I always try to be kind to others, since I want them to be kind to me. However, I don’t want to be overly-friendly because then they might take advantage of that friendliness. LikeLiked by 1 person My dad (may his soul rest in peace) said to me once, randomly, when i was really young that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside so your inside has to be beautiful for you to be beautiful. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Outside beauty fades away in time… the inside one lasts forever. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Be kind to yourself LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Great advice! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply U deserve the best ! Bcoz u r the best ! Dont care about the world ! Love yourself ! Accept yourself the way you are ….. everything will be fine…..have hope ! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My best friend said this to me ….. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great advises! 😀 LikeLike Reply Yaaa LikeLiked by 1 person My Mom told me to respect my health and be kind. A high school teacher said there is a time to have fun and a time to grow up. A manager told me to let go of what I know and pass it on to others to make room for all the new stuff she wanted me to learn and do. A voice inside me said I better stop drinking before I kill myself. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply These are indeed great advises! The last one seems to be a re-affirmation of the first one. You really need to take care with this. Is drinking a problem for you? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It was when I was a young man. As I say to some people. I drank enough for a lifetime by the time I was 26 when I stopped for many decades. I have a social one very rarely now. LikeLiked by 1 person Congratulations for finding your strength to stop it before it got too severe. LikeLike Never underestimate yourself! Don’t let people negativity drag you down… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I love these advises! Self-knowledge can help with that… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The best advice I got, was by my wife when I came home 3 hours late and she met me with a cast iron skillet upside my head. But I never came home later after that. Cast iron hurts. My wonderful mother is to be thanked for that! Wowsers… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Best practical advice ever! LikeLike Reply Live and others live LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very interesting! Can you get in more details? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My mum told me to always wear nice underwear because you never know if the day might end in hospital LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Just a little FYI, as a healthcare professional, I don’t pay any attention if someone is wearing clean underwear. 😊 My main priority is taking care of my patient. 😎 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Phew, that is really good to know. May be some odd advice from a German perspective anyways! LikeLiked by 1 person It’s a little grim, but useful. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Something I keep reminding myself is to take care of yourself. Put yourself first so you can take care of those around you. If you put 100% into you, you can put 100% into others. Respect and love yourself because what you think of yourself shows it’s true colors to others. And always remain humble. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That is a great advice! How come you got to this conclusion? LikeLike Reply Well, some of it I had to learn the hard way. When I got older I also realized to take the advice of others who I respect. We are never too old to learn and become a better version of who we were yesterday. 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Never give up your wellbeing! You have one life to live so make the best of it. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Love it! Too bad we sometimes forget this… LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Think twice before making a decision- My Aunt… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes! But not too many times because we wouldn’t make that decision… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply yeah, I agree with you on that, thanks…. LikeLiked by 1 person I have two: “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” Pretty much saying that you can’t give yourself to others if you have nothing left to give. Self-care is important! “Don’t make mountains out a of a molehill.” My dad told me that when my preteen self took everything so dramatically. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Awesome advises! How often do you use them? LikeLike Reply Self care I practice at least once a week – I’m a people pleaser so it’s something I have to remind myself of. Making mountains out of mole hills doesn’t happen to me like it used to so when it does, I remind myself to breathe. LikeLiked by 2 people I was 21 he was 88 and stopped me in a grocery store to tell me the secret to good life if you can’t sleep get up and get busy…don’t just lay there. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So basically, whenever we’re not sleeping, we need to get busy. 🙂 LikeLike Reply exactly! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Don’t be hasty LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very true! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. 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