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 What is the greatest advice you have ever received? (50)

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What is the greatest advice you have ever received?

Or it can be a quote you live by.

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"Wisdom comes when you can admire without worshiping and criticize without condemning" ~me

"Curiosity is wisdom's strongest ally" ~me

"Each thought that is welcomed and recorded is a nest egg, by the side of which more will be laid" ~Thoreau

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Look both ways before crossing the street is a pretty good one.

Jace(5156) Clarified
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No way. I mean, live a little, you know? It's the quality not the quantity.

And there's nothing quite so invigorating as dashing into the street without looking.

GuitarGuy(6096) Clarified
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You're right! This is awesome! (running across busy intersection while typing on laptop)

"Never pass up a good thing." - Jean Rasczak

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What "good things" were you passing up prior to you coming across that quote?

Idiotobx914(1340) Clarified
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Uh... maybe you should quickly google the person who said the quote before I explain...

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"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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receive Jesus Christ .... where you will spend eternity depends on it << did this 35 years ago ..... never a regret ... :)

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Any examples of how that improved your life?

You basically just said, "Worship Jesus... Or he'll get pissed."

dadman(1701) Disputed
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he who is a slave to the compass enjoys the freedom of the sea ... you figger it out

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"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.There is no commandment greater than these." - Mark 12:30-31

Jace(5156) Disputed
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If you love your God with all of your heart, you have no heart left for you or your neighbors. It is telling to me that an imaginary God taken on faith alone comes before your consideration for actual, tangible people.

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This claim makes the assumption that love is a zero sum thing, and that loving something with all ones heart precludes loving anything else.

I don't believe this is necessarily the case.

Srom(12206) Disputed
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God comes first before anybody else.

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"Don't judge a book by it's cover" - Unknown or "Which is better? To be born good? Or to overcome your evil with great effort?" - Paarthurnax (Skyrim Character).

“ The path of least resistance makes crooked rivers and also crooked men.” William Danforth

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How something came from nothing;

Think of nothing as 0.

Think of all positive energy and matter in the universe, as +1.

Think of all negative energy, like vacuum energy, as -1.

Negative energy (-1) and positive energy (+1) co-exist in the universe, making: -1+1=0

The universe cannot exist without opposites.

We all exist in a distortion of 0. (0=-1+1)

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"Never follow advise, learn from using your own fucking brain."

- Myself

"You can do anything as long as you put your mind to it"

Many powerful people said that. They basically gave me permission to commit a crime. They also gave me permission to state the bullshitness of Christianity. So don't ever say that to a child. Because you gave them permission to commit a crime.

pakicetus(1455) Disputed
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It's saying "you can", not "you should".

There's an important difference.

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It's still giving you permission to do something fucked up.

Don't tell you kids that people. They will take it the right way.

Life becomes infinitely easier once you make the conscious decision that you have absolutely no intention of living for ever. ;)

joecavalry(39630) Clarified
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Life is sexually transmitted, terminal, disease. Recognize it. Accept it. Move on. ;)

If you don't like what you see, change your perspective. If you can't change your perspective, then just wait. It will change as you get older. ;)

Don't drink the pool water.

The greatest advice I ever received was 'TLDR' as a comment on my posts.

I struggle to follow it, though.