Do As They Say: Advice (and Dissent?)
The Post missed a nifty marketing opportunity today. We could have included a big grain of salt with each copy of the newspaper.
That's exactly what you should take with my column today. I asked readers to send in the advice they'd pass on to younger people and that's exactly what they did. I can't guarantee that the advice they gave -- and which I published -- will make you healthy, wealthy or wise. A lot of it is common sense. Some of it is oddly specific.
I received much more advice than I had room to print, so here's some more that readers sent in:
Always have a duplicate of the information in your address book. I lost my address book and I didn’t have a duplicate of phone numbers I needed.Sandi Franklin
Out of every dollar, save a dime. As a "starving" college student, working numerous minimum-wage jobs, I told my dad I needed every penny. Wish I'd listened.
Live each day as though it's your last but plan financially to live to 100.Carol O. Roberts
I have often heard my dad say, "If I had known I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!" So I started thinking along those lines.Natalie Shaw
Don't be surprised when one day you will get out of the shower in the morning and look at your body in the mirror and say 'That is not the same body I went to bed with last night!'Sandy Patterson
This isn't exactly advice, but words of wisdom that I have found to be more and more true the older I get: "Just because it keeps your feet on the ground doesn't mean gravity is your friend."Lisa Newmark
No matter what you do, you'll regret it.Alexander Williams
How about you? Have any good advice to pass along? Or even better: What's the worst advice you ever received?
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