21 People On The One Terrible Piece Of Advice They’re Glad They Never Followed

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Like people, advice comes in all shapes and sizes. Some advice is great— like the time your best friend encouraged you to get that 3rd slice of pizza at 3 am. And some advice will make you the T-swift of the #KimExposedTaylorParty. Here, real people reveal the advice they’re happy they never took:

1. “When my dad told me to ‘play the field.’ No thanks.”– Julie, 24

2. “My college professors always advised me to do alllll the reading. Which by senior year, I realized was totally unnecessary.”– Malik, 23

3. “Be nice. As a woman that doesn’t get you anywhere.”– Ava, 31

4. “My older sister told me it was totally fine to mix alcohols. After a few nights of pure stupidity, I learned my lesson.”– Tommy, 27

5. “A brother in my fraternity said it would be cool to get a dog for our house at school. Glad I didn’t agree to have yet another thing to take care of.” – Pat, 25

6. “My friend assured me that it wouldn’t be that big of a deal if I slept with my ex. He ended up having herpes— SO glad I didn’t listen to her.”– Mariah, 29

7. “Don’t talk to strangers. I’ve met some of the coolest people by denying that advice.” – Claire, 20

8. “My mom told me to be as accommodating as possible with the guy I was kind of seeing. She told me if he ever wanted to do something I should cancel my previous plans for him. I listened to my independence instead.” – Courtney, 28

9. “My friends encouraged me to stay at a college I was really unhappy at. I ended up transferring instead of listening to them and it worked out better than I could’ve imagined. Listen to yourself first.”– Jason, 40

10. “Cut your hair.”– Dylan, 19

11. “Never wear white after labor day.”– Kelly, 26

12. “Sell stocks and put $ into CD’s. BIG no no.”– Mason, 42

13. “To get an Instagram. What a time suck.”– Helena, 24

14. “An ex-boyfriend wanted me to shave my pubes. Heard the razor burn can be awful — Glad I didn’t listen to that d-bag.” – Dakota, 29

15. “Become a vegan.” – Liam, 32

16. “My parents told me to go straight to college after high school instead of taking a gap year. I didn’t listen and it ended up being the most incredible learning experience of my life.” – Wynne, 22

17. “Don’t get addicted to coffee. Why the hell not?” – Ted, 29

18. “Major in chemistry, when all I wanted to do was write poetry.” – Glenn, 24

19. “My friends told me to stop going after this girl because she clearly wasn’t interested. But I persisted and now we’re in a committed and happy relationship.” – Neil, 25

20.  “Another mother told me you shouldn’t try and be your kids friend. I disagree wholeheartedly.” – Frances, 45

21. “Wait for the guy to call.” – Paige, 22 TC mark

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  • http://theentertainmentgirl.wordpress.com Nicole O'Brien

    the last one “wait for the guy to call” is such a good one. I hear this all the time from my friends, and I always discourage this notion. Being the one to call first as the girl shows confidence and guys like that people!

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