Most Useless and Misused Pieces of Advice Commonly Used


The Top Ten

1 Believe in yourself

I think this one's used as a Jolly Joker is people are run out of ideas. - Alkadikce

2 Don't give up

If I see something is impossible, I will give up regardless of people telling me not to. If I see I can do it, I don't give up, again regardless of this "advice". - Alkadikce

3 Don't think you can't make your dreams come true

Actually sometimes you have to accept some unrealistic dreams can't come true. - Alkadikce

You have to accept that dreams aren’t reality. - Camaro6

4 Carpe diem

People (mis)use this phrase for consumption. It's the opposite: for me it is about enjoying the part of life that does not stand on money or worries: nature, art... - Alkadikce

5 Be yourself

Playing roles in front of others can be part of being yourself. In addition, what would you think if the doctor told you "For me only two things are important. 1. I don't have a headache, just you. 2. You pay for your visit."? He would just be himself. - Alkadikce

6 Accept yourself

This literally means: Don't improve. - Alkadikce

7 Only time will help

Since this advice isn't time, it doesn't help (assuming only time helps). - Alkadikce

Overused way too much. - Camaro6

8 Nobody is perfect

Yes, but not to the same extent. This is another misleading sentence very common in quotations that wants to mean "Don't want to be better." - Alkadikce

9 Don't follow the crowd

I don't like anything just because the others do. I don't like anything just because the other don't. - Alkadikce

10 You can't fit everybody's expectations

This one used to have meaning, but it has been overused like antibiotics. - Alkadikce

The Contenders

11 Go with the flow
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