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what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« on: September 01, 2016, 09:32:12 am »
Since there is a thread for the best one.


The worst advice I had ever received is
"Don't be so critical about the world! That mindset is useless!"

This made me soooooo angry instantly :(

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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 06:17:14 pm »
the worst thing I ever ever did was follow the traditional dogma of :  'go to school and get a good safe job'

By 'dogma' I mean bullshit.

wasted years of my life doing shit work I hold no joy for to make other people rich.
 If you are young, fuck it off. Start a business, follow a passion, spend more time doing shit that makes you happy because with regular 9-5 jobs it doesn't matter what the fuck you do; the government / taxes are taking half ya cash and bills / insurance / food / mortgages / rent etc is taking the rest. Then whats left is getting spunked on a holiday or some materialistic bullshit to help you forget the shitty rat race you plunged yourself into.

 Figure out a way to create a life you don't need a holiday from. The fucking worst thing I ever did (and still do unfortunately) is work for other people in a regular job.


Deep lads. Deep.





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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 02:05:02 am »
"Son, if you want a girl, she's yours."

A few messy breakups and several rounds of therapy later I can confirm this to be inaccurate.

Thanks Dad.

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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 06:00:24 am »
"Your goal in life should be happiness."

After being diagnosed with recurring major depression I've come to accept that sometimes I'm not always going to feel happy and there's nothing wrong with that. Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression his entire life and he's been critically acclaimed as one of the best presidents America had ever seen.

Feeling unhappy doesn't mean I have some sort of problem.
Feeling unhappy doesn't mean I won't be able to accomplish great things.
Feeling unhappy doesn't mean I can't live a meaningful life.

After spending the majority of my adolescence chasing euphoria I'm no longer stuck in that trap.
A young 14 year old me with a really bad haircut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eMbftWV75w

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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2016, 12:43:51 am »
"Your goal in life should be happiness."

After being diagnosed with recurring major depression I've come to accept that sometimes I'm not always going to feel happy and there's nothing wrong with that. Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression his entire life and he's been critically acclaimed as one of the best presidents America had ever seen.

Feeling unhappy doesn't mean I have some sort of problem.
Feeling unhappy doesn't mean I won't be able to accomplish great things.
Feeling unhappy doesn't mean I can't live a meaningful life.

After spending the majority of my adolescence chasing euphoria I'm no longer stuck in that trap.

r u alright dude, depression is severe

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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2016, 01:33:58 am »
Yes. It becomes something you learn to live and cope with. Much in the same way that a person with diabetes learns to not eat certain foods because it's not good for them.
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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2016, 03:41:24 pm »
Someone once told me never to work over headphones, only to ever use monitors. Having now been producing for a fair while since this advice, I realised how wrong it was. You need the balance of both. While even cheap headphones may not give the best sound quality, there's no reason you can't work on the composition and melodies through them.

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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 06:40:32 am »
Dont listen to electronic music. People do drugs when they listen to it.

I got told that from a former best friend of mine. in 2002.

Never let people define who you are. You have the right to pick the direction you go and live.

I say this as a Jehovah's Witness. Not the normal kind that knocks on your door without reason. If this doesnt break down social barriers, nothing does.

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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2016, 08:35:04 am »
Good things come to those who wait.
BS!  Good things come to those who work!
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Re: what's the WORST piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 10:50:18 pm »
Good things come to those who wait.
BS!  Good things come to those who work!

Working is patience.
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