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My pal inspects factories for a living, and I shall take his expert advice to the grave: "Never eat the meat pies". Tell us the best advice you've ever received.

(, Thu 20 May 2010, 12:54)
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Never wish your time away.
The father of a friend of mine loves tinkering with old radios.

He once showed me the workbook of a wartime RAF radio operator who'd used it during training - he was obviously bored by it all, it was full of little ways of counting down the remaining time of each class - he was always desperate for the lectures to be over.

My friend's father looked this guy up; very shortly after those classes his bomber was shot down and he was killed. He was only 22.

What he said to me then I'll say to you now - never wish your time away. Enjoy each moment as if it was your last.
(, Fri 21 May 2010, 15:17, closed)
But so true!

*stops doodling*
(, Fri 21 May 2010, 15:22, closed)
That definitely gets a click
A lot of truth in it.
(, Fri 21 May 2010, 15:39, closed)
So I should ignore the future?
This isn's advice it's romanticised crap.
I'm sorry to be so agressive but do you really think telling someone to cheer up is good advice?
Personally I'm happy quite a lot of the time but my alcoholism and possible depression mean that the price for "enjoying the moment" is another year not spent with my girlfriend.
Life is shit at times and you just have to get on with it -- only the lucky get to "enjoy each moment".
(, Fri 21 May 2010, 18:44, closed)
No, people shouldn't just ignore the future...
...but they should certainly appreciate what they have now more.
There's nothing romantic about the fact that every one of us is going to die, usually sooner than we think or would like. If anyone thinks life is currently shit, it's still usually a lot better than the alternative. Carpe diem.

That doesn't necessarily mean hitting the booze hard - I did that for a number of years but now realise that in my own way I was also using that to wish the time away rather than genuinely enjoying the time I had - and in doing so almost certainly reduced my remaining allotment.

I tend to find good advice is in the eye of the beholder - there's something to be gained from almost all these QOTW answers if people are prepared to put a bit of thought into it - whether they agree or not, it's the consideration that's the valuable bit.
(, Sat 22 May 2010, 8:20, closed)
How about....
...maybe if he hadn't spent his training doodling and faffing about, he'd have learnt something and not been shot down in the first bloody place?

(/cynical bitch)
(, Tue 25 May 2010, 12:46, closed)

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