At one point our parents have given us good advice. Some of these may seem obvious – but some may not. So, without further ado, some good hip-pocket advice in no particular order.
Buy high quality tools, so you only buy them once.
Send thank you cards.
Get your next pet from a shelter.
Be the bigger person in an argument.
Keep a change of clothes at the office or at school.
Never hit anyone unless they are an immediate threat.
Nothing looks better than a well-tailored suit or dress.
When meeting someone, smile, extend your hand, and look them in the eye.
Always stand to shake someone’s hand.
And…look a person in the eye when you are talking to them.
Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.
Check your spare tire before you need your spare tire – a good time is when you change your oil.
Exercise makes you happy. Run, lift, and play sports.
A small amount of your paycheck should go directly to your savings account every month.
Call Mom and Dad every week. Very important.
Never wear a clip-on tie.
Compliment her shoes.
Fake it till you make it.
You can tell a lot about a person’s character by the size of things that bother them.
Be conscious of your body language – you are saying more than you think.
Never lend anything you can’t afford to lose.
Ask more than you answer. Everybody likes to talk about themselves.
Being an adult is not only being able to take care of yourself, but others as well.
Go with the decision that will make for a good story.
When you walk, look straight ahead, not at your feet.
No matter their job or status, everyone deserves your respect.
The most important thing you can learn is personal responsibility. Bad things happen; it’s your job to overcome them.
The first one to get angry loses.
An adult does what needs to be done without complaining.
Never stop learning.
Always go out into public dressed like you’re about to meet the love of your life.
Don’t change yourself just to make someone happy.
If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
Luck favors the prepared.
Do whatever you want to do, but always give 100% when you do it.
Be known as a dependable friend.
To have friends, you must be a friend.
Ask questions – sitting and wondering is dumb – not the questions.
No one is on their deathbed wishing they spent more time at work.
One last random thought. I often see spouses verbally abuse or mock their better half to others in public. I never understand this. If in the end, its the two of you together forever as a team; why would you antagonize or mock the only person that is supposed to be 100% on your side.