Do I take it or leave it?


“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” ~Erica Jong

A lot of people gave me lots of advice in my life, especially when I was younger. Some suggestions were welcomed, others not so much. Over the years I learned to sort them into two piles “good”, meaning it’s worth thinking about it and “bad”, meaning not worth the trouble.

But somehow, I always end up with a second opinion and a third one, when I still don’t get the answer I was actually looking for. Because, the above quote is true -at least for me and my life.
Is there be a powerful suggestion anyone could have give me years ago, that I would have taken? A simple word of wisdom for a complex life?
No, I don’t think so. Even the bad experiences in my life have a meaning and continue to form me, to the person I am suppose to be.
A powerful suggestion, if there is such a thing, could have altered my life and I like my life -our life- exactly the way it is. “The good, the bad and the ugly”.
Still no regrets here!

Powerful Suggestion What’s the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you a year (or five, or ten…) ago?


5 thoughts on “Do I take it or leave it?

  1. I have categories of advice. Advice I took I shouldn’t have. Advice I didn’t take but should have. Unasked for advice. Unanswered questions. Advice I’ve given, but I wish I hadn’t. The list goes on. Mostly though, I don’t worry about what already happened. If I’m going to worry, I think I’ll make save my energy for tomorrow.

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  2. Can’t think of any advice I didn’t get … but one piece I got and didn’t follow I REALLY regret: “Save and invest 10% of your income from the first day you start earning.” Maybe if my Dad had been better at following his own advice I’d have paid more attention, but instead here I am in my 50s, living comfortably as long as Himself keeps going but with no clue of what will happen when he (and his pension) stops! Ah well … I’ll figure it out, I guess… 🙂

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