“Treat people how you want to be treated”

Odds are you’ve found yourself in a conversation where someone is giving you advice. I mean, we live in a complicated world and people love to try and help us out.

But how often should you trust the advice you are getting? Everyone has a mantra or quote they like to tell us in hard times, and a lot of the time they ring hollow.

Recently people started sharing pieces of advice that you shouldn’t follow on Reddit. Here’s a list of the top 8

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someone giving advice on a park bench

Don’t go to bed angry

I get the premise of this one, it’s going to make it tough to get a good night’s sleep. But if you’re the type of person who gets grouchy when you’re tired it can lead to much bigger issues.

Sometimes it’s better to hit pause on the issue and look at it the next morning with fresh eyes. You could even try a guided meditation to help you sleep

Never give up

As admirable as a “don’t quit” attitude can be, it can also drive you crazy. Sometimes, if something isn’t working, you need to let go.

When there’s a bully, just ignore them

You probably don’t ignore other problems in your life. Often bullies don’t stop because you ignore them, this can make it worse in some scenarios. Sometimes you need to address the situation.

Don’t be afraid to do what you love, and the money will follow

Though this can be true, it can also get you in a lot of trouble.  It IS possible to make money doing something you’re passionate about. But, you’re going to have to figure out how. For most people, it doesn’t happen on its own and you need to put in some work.

Tough it out

Similar to Never giving up “toughing it out” can be exhausting, and in some cases… Toxic (think about a bad relationship). It’s best to talk about things, take breaks if needed, and think it all over. If you don’t take care of yourself you might run into burnout.

Forgive and forget

In theory, this is great advice, and we understand what they were shooting for here. It should be “forgive but don’t forget” so you don’t allow someone’s behavior to become a pattern.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice… well you know how it goes.

Treat people how you want to be treated

One person said, “You’ll be taken advantage of.  Instead, I treat people the way they treat me”. Which isn’t great either. Instead, you should communicate right off the hop so everyone knows your expectations.

Trust your gut

The spirit of this one is empowering. But for people with anxiety and other issues, their “gut” may be working against more compelling data and support systems.  One person said, “If it were up to MY gut, I’d never do anything.”

Though your gut is a great tool in stressful situations, it’s best to get a birds-eye view of the situation.

Hopefully, this will help you the next time someone is giving you advice you aren’t sure you should follow. Good luck!