One sentence life tips and advice thread

Judge your problems by Olympics - in 4 years all the stuff you're worried about now will be gone (and probably replaced by new problems)

If you want to learn a new language it's better to practice 15 minutes every day than an hour three times a week.


If you have to spend money on one article of clothing, go with good shoes.

Smile at strangers but keep your shoulders square.

If I didn't understand an interview question (or need some more time to think of a good response), ask "In what context do you mean that?"

Never let perfect be the enemy of good.

Always make tea.

Never deal in absolutes.

Never buy cheap one something that’s stays between you and the ground. (Shoes, bed, tires, basement, etc.).

You've only got one life, so you might as well try it.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Never buy cheep one something that’s stays between you and the ground. (Shoes, bed, tires, basement, etc.).

I think the only exception I’ve ever had to this rule is that I’ve gotten a lot of good mileage out of a $4 tarp I got from Ollies

In life... always leave a little room for disappointment.

Never be too proud to ask for help.

Stop slouching and sit up straight.

Wash your hands.

Ask permission.

At some point in your life you are going to get to choose which gods to believe in.

Love is something you do, not something you feel.

The key to happiness is to stop worrying about what other people think about you - the only person whose opinion matters on that subject is you!

Judge people what they do, not what they are.

People show what they're really like when they're drunk or with people less powerful than them (eg tramps, waiters)

Make life choices that won't leave you with regrets.

Vote to make life better for people less fortunate than you

Politicians lie constantly

Every topic is political for someone even if it's not political for you.

Don't be a dick, including to yourself.

Everything is connected.
Don't grieve alone.
Time helps you cope with new normals, it doesn't heal all(any?) wounds.
Dog is love.
Kill them with Kindness. (end the asshole cycle)
Marriage has changed.
90% of reality is local.
Requote of me from ages ago on GWJ: Maturity is knowing how and when to be immature. (still holds 15 years later)
Joy is effortless, stop putting in the effort to maintaining stress, anxiety and sadness.

I think Paleocon is right about pretty much everything. -- Mex

Paleocon is entirely right --DanB

I agree with everything that Paleocon said... --Boudreaux

Paleo is right on. --Legion

Paleocon is a wise man --Taer

When life gives you lemons burn life's house down.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

When life gives you lemons burn life's house down.

When life gives you lemons, find someone to whom life gave vodka, and you've got yourself a party!

On a sign, on a fence, on my way to school (as a kid):

"Beware of killer squirrels - they'll eat your nuts!"

I have yet to meet one of these homicidal rodents of lore, but on the day I do, I am forewarned, forearmed, and well-prepared.

“Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
― Mark Twain


Probably mis-attributed. But ¯\_(ツ)_/¯... internet.

"You only have to know how to do the stuff you're doing next week."


(the *only* unsolicited parenting advice given to me when my first kid was born that was helpful.)

Just because you are a predator, does not mean that everyone around you is prey.

Don't fart in an Apple store.


maverickz wrote:

Don't fart in an Apple store.

Because they don't have Windows?

No, because the geniuses stink enough...

UpToIsomorphism wrote:
maverickz wrote:

Don't fart in an Apple store.

Because they don't have Windows?

I understood that reference.

Never get out of the car.

The way to get good at things is to be willing to be bad at things first.

Life is too short to drink crappy alcohol.

Things are usually pretty easy to figure out if you're willing to spend a minute looking at them.

Also, to steal one, given a number of potential explanations for anything, the simplest solution is probably right.

Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.