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Do you follow your own advice?

May 15, 2009

A man tells his son, “Billy, when you grow up you stay the hell away from the bottle!” as he staggers through the house with a glass of liqour in hand.

A woman tells her young daughter, “When you get married, don’t you ever let a man lay his hand on you,” as she nurses a bruise on her face after her husband had slapped her.

A grinning kid on a skateboard yells at the videocam, “Folks, don’t try this at home!” and then proceeds to do a stunt, falls flat and breaks his arm.

A patroller stops and tickets a man for driving past a red light, gets a call on his radio, and then rides past a red light himself.

I’ve noticed that quite often, our own advice is not good enough for us to follow.

Have you noticed the same?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2009 10:24 am

    well , we like to do what we’re not suppose to do..

    that is why it is easier to pull a married/taken chick , than a single college chick

    Haha, I didn’t know you were a MILF sort of person. πŸ˜€

  2. May 15, 2009 11:08 am

    That is why people say that you don’t give advice you can’t follow yourself. Be very aware that whatever advice you give represents you as an individual, so say only things that you mean, and then mean what you say.

    Don’t give advice for the sake of poking your nose into somebody else’s problems πŸ™‚

    Yeah, that’s advice lots of bosses could use. πŸ™‚

  3. May 15, 2009 1:54 pm

    That’s where the old saying, “Do as I say, not as I do” come from.

    Or it could be an admission of weakness, like “Son, study hard. I fooled around and look where it got me.”

  4. May 15, 2009 10:41 pm

    “You guys should stay back and just finish these modules! We need them by tomorrow!” said the boss.

    And he went back after that, just because he said his car might get clamped if he did not remove it by 6pm. πŸ˜›

    Yeah, that’s why we should all aspire to be bosses. πŸ˜€

  5. LC Teh permalink
    May 16, 2009 12:25 pm

    Sometimes an advice you don’t follow yourself may have to be given to others:
    β€œSon, study hard. I fooled around in my time but getting rich was a matter of how well you handle the risks. But with the economy like today’s, you’re gonna need that degree to get anywhere.” πŸ˜€

    Yeah, maybe advice is kinda like an old shirt. You never liked the color so you give it away to someone who can use it?

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