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[personal profile] wild_irises posted about Advice Day, and I think I might pass on that meme.

So, I invite you to give me some advice. Any kind at all. I promise I will consider it seriously, and not argue about why it's impossible or unreasonable. Go ahead!

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Date: 2013-11-26 03:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wild_irises
I don't know you well enough to give specific advice, so I'll stick to an old standard: be as kind to yourself as you would to a beloved friend.

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Date: 2013-11-26 03:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ajollypyruvate
Keep a bag of inexpensive, good quality cat litter in your house for use in a minor plumbing disaster. Cat litter absorbs like you wouldn't believe and has twice been invaluable during a toilet overflow situation. I prefer crystal litters for this, myself, but those usually cost more.

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Date: 2013-11-26 04:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] siderea
This is the current best, freshest advice I have. It's not you-specific.

Never identify with your virtue or lack thereof. That way lies compulsive rigidity and painful blindspots that lead one to walk off cliffs. Should you think of yourself as a "bad person", the problem is not in failing to think of yourself as a "good person", its in trying to categorize people as good or bad.

Like or dislike, love or hate whom you will, but never consider any person, whether another or yourself, "a good person" or "a bad person" or anything in between. Trying to reduce a person's virtue to a scalar is a type error, a logical error, a moral error, and the fast path to an imprisoning neuroticism. If you want to increase virtue in the world and happiness in yourself, forego trying to weigh souls in a pan balance.
Edited (Improved truth.) Date: 2013-11-26 05:00 am (UTC)

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Date: 2013-11-26 06:56 am (UTC)
highlyeccentric: Sign on Little Queen St - One Way both directions (Default)
From: [personal profile] highlyeccentric
Before concluding that you are locked in an unfamiliar shed, try pulling all the doors INWARDS.

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Date: 2013-11-26 09:49 am (UTC)
vatine: Generated with some CL code and a hand-designed blackletter font (Default)
From: [personal profile] vatine
Never engage in a land war in Asia at faster than speed of light.

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Date: 2013-12-04 01:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jack
A conversation from last night:

Me: Did Risk teach you not to start a land war in Asia?
K: Actually, it sort of taught me that was a good idea.
Me: Come to think of it, maybe that's deliberate.

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Date: 2013-11-26 02:57 pm (UTC)
pensnest: b/w Adam Lambert looking thoughtful (Adam Lambert general)
From: [personal profile] pensnest
Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.

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Date: 2013-11-27 11:36 am (UTC)
cxcvi: Black on white, the words "it's complicated", in unconnected handwriting, below by complicated line art drawings (Complicated)
From: [personal profile] cxcvi
Life is either too short or too long for you to be spending your days doing something that is making you feel horrible.

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