15 Common Pieces Of Advice That Are Actually Really Terrible

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Vote up the worst advice nobody should actually take seriously.

Most of us have been given bad advice before. Be it about marriage, parenting, or life in general. But bad advice isn't always obvious. There's a lot of common advice that's actually bad. Luckily, these people have let us know what advice you should ignore. Read on and vote up the common advice you won't be following.


  • 1
    16 VOTES

    "Quit Cold Turkey"

    From Redditor u/napoleanblownapart9:

    “Just go cold turkey”. For whatever substance this rarely works long term. My shrink said all the recent data he’s seen says coming off things with med assistance and a therapeutic component works best. Well duh.

    16 votes
  • 2
    28 VOTES

    "Just Be Yourself"

    From Redditor u/kasenutty:

    "Just be yourself." Some of you are terrible.

    28 votes
  • 3
    24 VOTES

    "You Don't Need Internet Security On An iMac / MacBook."

    From Redditor u/Aranea15:

    "You don't need internet security on an iMac / MacBook."

    Yes, you do. At least this is something you hear less and less these days as more and more people are using Apple, and becoming more aware of it.

    24 votes
  • 4
    28 VOTES

    "Always Follow Your Heart"

    From Redditor u/goldbunny007:

    'Always follow your heart'. I'm sorry no, don't follow your heart, follow your brain.

    28 votes
  • 5
    22 VOTES

    "Never Quit"

    From Redditor u/EmbraceableYew:

    "Never quit."

    Actually sometimes quit, and read up about the sunk cost fallacy if you have a minute.

    Or more poetically perhaps: "Quitters never win, and winners never quit. But someone who never wins and never quits is an id*ot."

    22 votes
  • 6
    27 VOTES

    "Live Every Day Like It's Your Last"

    From Redditor u/scottevil110:

    "Live every day like it's your last" is an incredibly dumb way to live.

    27 votes