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What's the worst piece of advice someone has given you?

I once came to a high school counselor really upset because I had received a high B in my AP Calculus class for the first semester (it was a two semester long course). I told her how upset I was because I thought I'd fail if I had to take another semester (this was my first B ever in a math course), she agreed with me that I would probably fail and recommended I drop the class.
I wish she would have reassured me that I would have been fine. I had to take calculus again a couple years later for my degree because I didn't get credit for it back in high school since I dropped the course.

Mea 7 Apr 7

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“Stay together for the kids”

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Trust in the Lord!

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My high school guidance councilor. He told me that going to school for Biology would be a waste of time. I would never get a job in it. I needed to consider the military.

Years later he attended one of my lectures on Biodiversity.

I'm almost finished with my bachelor's in Biology! 🙂

@Mea
I have gone from being a professional NY State Naturalist, to Fisheries Tech with GaDNR, to a Conservation Planner with NRCS/USDA, and now I am an Environmental Compliance Officer with Newton County. And this is in spite of never actually getting a degree. I do have enough college coursework for a Masters but I switched schools a lot and so didn't complete a sanctioned curriculum at a single school. My diverse college background and OTJ training and extraneous training courses made me way better qualified for my current position which draws from environmentalism, conservation, agriculture, law enforcement, and construction.

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"Everything happens for a reason. God helps those who help themselves." Of course thats just doing something yourself and then giving god credit 😀.

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"Never have sex with someone more than 10 years older than you or more than 10 years younger than you". That was never a problem in my experience.

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"Be yourself". Apparently I'm a pretty shitty person.

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"Wait on God." - It's a very passive outlook and if I did, or when I did, nothing would get accomplished.

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Pray about

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Walk away from your house and move into low income housing = from my Mother's lips -to my response of "fuck you."

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"She seems fine, you two should get married"

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i was told when i was pregnant with my first son, that i should have an abortion because i was young, unmarried, and didnt believe in a god. she said normally she doesnt believe in abortion, but since i don't believe in a god, nobody will want 2 adopt my child when i fail 2 be a good mother...he is 15 now and a pleasure 2 be around. im happy with the job im doing so im glad i didnt listen 2 that piece of advice.

Byrd Level 7 Apr 7, 2018
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Wow, that was terrible advice, and very discouraging. Sorry for your experience! Perhaps your parents should've followed up with the counselor and principal.

Lol, my parents weren't super involved. It doesn't matter much now since I'm getting ready to graduate with my degree now! 🙂

@Mea Congratulations on your degree 🙂

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When i was 19 and had recently become a Christian i met a girl, began dating her and likewise over time came to love her. Because i was sleeping with her the Christian(s) that had influenced my thinking to the point of conversion all advised me "get out of the relationship" as a matter of prioritizing my spiritual life...

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Here are my Top 5 Worst Pieces of Advice From Others
5 - You should quit smoking pot and start drinking...
4 - You should go to art college...
3 - You should ask Lee to marry you...
2 - You should be Susie's birthday present...
1 - You should sell your vintage STAR WARS action figures...

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The check is in the mail.

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"Hey, hold onto this wire for a second."

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That bowling would be fun.

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Hold my beer?????

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Pray about it

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Brush your teeth and everything else will take care of itself.

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"You should marry that girl."

JimG Level 8 Apr 8, 2018
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Dont worry Trump gonna MAGA.

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Well there was my botched eye surgery last year. Beyond that, this virtual page is not long enough.

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A friend talked me out of quitting college when I had no business being there and I knew it.

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Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

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