15 People Shared The Advice That Helped Change Their Lives, And I'm Def Taking Notes

Let's be honest: At some point or another, we have all heard or have gotten some advice that has really stuck with us and helped make us better people.


And earlier today, Reddit user Mememakermaker posed this question to the Ask Reddit community: "What advice did someone give you that changed your life?"


Hundreds of people replied to the thread. Here are some of the top-voted and best comments:

1."Not everything in your brain needs to come out of your mouth."


2."Never have an argument with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you through experience."



3."Not really advice, just a remark someone made a few times that hit home. They said that most things people do have nothing to do with you, even if it’s directed at you. It really did change my life in that I hardly ever take things personal anymore."


4."Embarrassment is the cost of entry."



5."To truly become the best, you must strive to surpass yourself. Not the competition."


6."I was told by my dad that the only person I need to be better than is the person I was yesterday."


7."You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches."

"Used to stress about people liking me or not, stemming from different experiences as a kid. I read this quote and realized that I can be the best I can be, but I'm still not gonna be to everyone's taste, and that's alright. Helped me not stress almost entirely about that."



8."A saying my mom uses a lot is: 'At any point of the day, it can get better.'"


9."Be involved, not attached."

"Had major problems socializing for most of my life. It's way better now, thanks to advice like this. It doesn't mean you have to dominate every conversation, just be more involved. Ask the talking person questions, repeat what they said in other words to clarify their statements, ask follow-up questions. Let them know you're actually interested in what they have to say. Making people talk will get you way farther than talking about yourself."


10."A quiet life is not a boring life."



11."Don’t worry about what other people are thinking about you, because everyone is only thinking about themselves."


12."Before you gossip, ask yourself: Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary?"


13."Stop putting everyone else first. Think about what you need before you try to help anyone else."

"You have to be selfish and take care of yourself before anyone else, otherwise you’ll have nothing left to give others. It’s okay to put yourself first, it doesn’t mean you don’t care about anyone else."


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14."Don’t make permanent decisions on temporary emotions."


And lastly...

15."Nobody knows what the fuck they’re doing."


You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit. Now let us know what's some good advice you've gotten that has changed your life!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.