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What is the best advice you can give?

Asked by aviona (3255points) March 28th, 2009

Say you are on your death bed and someone asks you for one piece of advice, what would it be? From whom did you learn it? Or is it from your own life experiences?

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_bob's avatar

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

All that God stuff.. there’s something to it. Give it a chance.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Take life one day at a time.

I don’t know where I learned this quote from but I apply it to my life experiences.

Aethelwine's avatar

You need to laugh at least once a day.

personal experience

Milladyret's avatar

If you can’t help it; Why bother??

Cardinal's avatar

Don’t sweat the small stuff or Don’t lie about anything.

ShortStuff's avatar

Laugh, Live, and Love Lots

cak's avatar

Live your life, don’t hide in the shadows and don’t sit on the sidelines. Give love and accept love.

wundayatta's avatar

Trust that if you follow your passion, you will not regret it, no matter what else happens.

Joseph Campbell (“Follow your bliss”), and what I’ve seen in other people’s lives.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

1. Don’t compare yourself to other people, they are probably more fucked up than you realize.

2. No matter how beautiful she is, there is some guy, somewhere, sick and tired of putting up with her shit.

I put two because it would depend on who was sitting by my deathbed which advice they needed most.

chucklmiller's avatar

Be a life-long learner…

cak's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra—OH….if I could give you more than one lurve, I would!

Cardinal's avatar

@jonsblond Do you change your avatar daily? Hey no problem. I really like your new one. Nice pair of……...I really like the gun!

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@cak, that’s really sweet. Trust me, I learned that first lesson the hard way. The second one came from one of those joke inspirational posters that get emailed all over, but it has a ring of truth.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Cardinal Blondesjon and I had trouble agreeing on what couple we should be this past week. We like to change the avatars now and then, but usually not this often. I do have a nice shiny gun, don’t I. :)

TitsMcGhee's avatar

“Fuck a lot of women, kid. Not just one woman – a lot of women.”

Yeah, I know, I’ve used it before.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

But in all seriousness, this has some of the best advice I’ve heard, though this might have better points.

aviona's avatar

@TitsMcGhee I would give you a thousand lurves for both of those posts. I love Little Miss Sunshine, especially that line. :) and that Baz Lurhman song, man, it fucking catches me off guard every fucking time. I’m like okay you can do this. And then it gets to the part about appreciating your parents before their gone….and I’m in tears. Goddamn.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@aviona: I memorized the song as the speech for a speech competition… That, and this (well a version of it, anyway, with less little references here and there), and I won for the second one because it had some of the school alumni, distinguished, older businessmen, tearing up. (Sorry it’s not the best recording… if you really like it and want to hear a better version, or other work from Big Poppa E, lemme know. I have some better recordings than the ones on the website right now.)

aviona's avatar

Haha great story! I think I’ve heard that before.

kevinhardy's avatar

dont copy me
let me have my privacy
leave my things alone

Horus515's avatar

Some things my dad used to say:

You have two ears and one mouth so you should listen twice as much as you talk.

Don’t bet money that you don’t have.

scamp's avatar

I would hope I had something meaningful and inspirational to say like this. It’s what Erma Bombeck wrote as she was dying of cancer.

cak's avatar

@scamp I miss her. Someone gave me that, shortly after I was diagnosed. I hope I have adopted some of that, along the way. I know I haven’t relaxed on everything, but I’m better than I used to be.

frdelrosario's avatar

Do what you love. The money will follow.

djmuzk's avatar

If you are on your deathbed, Then I would say,“you better know where you are going when you die”.

Mr_Callahan's avatar

” fu**‘em if they can’t take a joke”......oh, and shake the mustard before you use it, that watery sh** really sucks.

Utta_J's avatar

always love yourself and keep your family close!!!

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