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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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"....The results of a standardized test my senior year in high school recommended that I would not succeed in college and to focus on occupations that would provide a life-long skill....".

 

My wife had an experience along those lines too, from that testing. She ended up with two degrees, and a CPA.


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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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The results of a standardized test my senior year in high school recommended that I would not succeed in college and to focus on occupations that would provide a life-long skill. Perhaps the results motivated me to prove the testers wrong because I not only graduated from college with honors I was also selected as scholar/athlete twice. A successful career in higher education followed and I tell all young people I meet that success is personal, advice cheap, and to follow your interests, not a bunch of test results that don't take into account anything but filled-in circles. BTW, I also developed skills around the house and car that help keep needed service to a minimum. So consider the source when receiving advice. It's not always golden.

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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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The worst advice ever got was when the "experts" said not to buy KMart when the stock dropped to 16 cents.  For some reason, I had a strong hunch to buy at least 10 thousand shares, but I trusted the "experts."  I wonder where the experts were when Sears Holding took over KMart and the shares peaked at $60?  Not a peep out of them, and no "mea culpa" for sure.

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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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I was told by 13 male gynecologists to go home and get pregnant.

 

My reason for the office visit? I wanted to have my uterus removed so that I would never have kids. I was 23, but had been emancipated at 15 so my 23 was really like a 'normal' 35 or something. I'd been married for 3 years and had known since before I graduated high school that I had no desire to parent. I did manage to find a female doctor who would perform the surgery; DH and I never regretted the decision.

 

 

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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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Far from the wrost advice, but possibly the funniest came from the supervising file clerk at my first job. She repeatedly told me:  "You'll never get anywhere in life without a rubber finger."

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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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@pp70729991 - Now they recommend Calendula cream.


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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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Yes!  Even my radiation oncologist mocked me for applying Vitamin D ointment and(truthfully, it was so long ago I forget)...maybe Vit E cream.  None of the other women used anything following the treatments and guess who was the only one who didn't get burnt at all.  Righto!  Me.  Good for you for checking out your own beliefs.  Advice is cheap and easy and should be taken with a boulder of salt.

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You can not be a RN nurse;

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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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I sure as hell should have listened to my dad when he told me not to get married.

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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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I don't know that I would say it was bad advice, just not the best advice.  Alcohol won't hurt you.

Here, have a cigarette. Why save your money, you might die tomorrow. Get married and let someone to take care of you.  Bad advice, maybe, certainly not advice for a calm, peaceful, self-fulfilling life.

Glad I didn't listen.