To be honest, I don’t think many people give me advice, but it might just be because of my ignorance that I fail to recognize when people are trying to give me advice. That being said, probably the best advice someone has given me is “Don’t do something because it will get you money; do something because you like it.” This is a cliché, but then again, when is advice not a cliché? It is important to me because there are probably a lot of careers that I could pursue that could get me a lot of money, but at the end of your time on this earth, what will you wonder about: whether you’ve made a lot of money and have a great estate or whether you have spent your life in happiness doing what you want to do? I think everybody knows the answer.

A piece of bad advice I received a couple of days ago was “You need to live life a little. After all, yolo.” Sure, on the surface this seems like good advice. But is it really worth it to risk everything for having a little fun? (For some perspective, this person was trying to persuade me to drink/do drugs.) People who think they are just having fun quickly stop when an accident happens or something goes wrong, and I don’t want to be on the wrong side of the equation.

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