Most of us have been given a piece of advice in any way. But how do you know if it is a useless piece of advice or not? The answer is trying. A Reddit user asked ”What felt like a useless piece of advice until you actually tried it?” and here the 35 best ones of responses.
My dad always told me ‘Ask anyway, the worst they can say is no’ when buying something or when I needed something from another person. Seemed stupid to ask if I was sure they would say no but I was also a socially anxious kid. Turns out that advice has helped me with school, with raises, with people in general, with plans with new friends…
Instead of saying, “I’m sorry for being late,” or something,
say, “thank you for being patient”
Didn’t realize the effect that could have on people, and instead of putting yourself down, you bring another up.
Its better to lose a second of your life than to lose your life in a second.
People on the road need to just slow down a little. It’ll save your life
Clean as you cook, dishes right away, and 10 minutes every day walking through the house picking things up/organizing.
So much better than hours of cleaning on one day
Compliment people behind their backs. Sounds stupid but works wonders.
Just don’t drink today. Surely you can do that. Then just repeat.
It’s been 19+ years.
Directly expressing my needs instead of hinting.
On my wedding day my Grandmother said to me “Never do anything around the house that you don’t plan on doing for life”. At the time I thought it was a terrible advice. When I was mowing the lawn at 7 1/2 months pregnant I got what she meant.
Cleanining your house before leaving for more than 5 days. Nothing is better than coming to a clean house.
My grandfather told me this and I never understood it until I had my own place. Always buy the cheap tools at first and if you wear it out/break it then you use it enough to justify getting a nicer more expensive one.