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02/17/2012 12:55:21 PM · #1
What’s the best advice you ever got? (it will be the title of the photo.)
Advanced editing will be great.

BTW - "The worst advice" can also be interesting, but I think that we will get more benefits and participants from the positive direction.
02/17/2012 01:40:17 PM · #2
That could be interesting... :)

Would it apply to photography only... or any advice received?
02/17/2012 01:52:59 PM · #3
Originally posted by dyridings:

That could be interesting... :)

Would it apply to photography only... or any advice received?


I thought about advice for life, not specific for photography (which is also OK)
I meant to something like this -

Baz Luhrmann Lyrics - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering
experience…I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you
imagine. Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours. Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with
yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever
own.. Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for
good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than
it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen…
02/17/2012 01:54:53 PM · #4
Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn
02/17/2012 02:01:59 PM · #5
Originally posted by KfirLevAri:

I thought about advice for life, not specific for photography (which is also OK)
I meant to something like this - <snip>

That's a HELLUVA long title!
02/17/2012 02:03:39 PM · #6
Originally posted by Ambrose Bierce:

ADVICE, n. The smallest current coin.
  "The man was in such deep distress,"

Said Tom, "that I could do no less
Than give him good advice." Said Jim:
"If less could have been done for him
I know you well enough, my son,
To know that's what you would have done."

Jebel Jocordy
02/17/2012 02:11:36 PM · #7
Originally posted by chazoe:

Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn


Now that is some very good advice!
02/17/2012 02:12:52 PM · #8
Originally posted by bhuge:

Originally posted by chazoe:

Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn


Now that is some very good advice!


Carry a heavy duty umbrella when you see flying cows
02/17/2012 03:21:40 PM · #9
If you walk a mile in another man's shoes, you'll have a one mile headstart and you'll have his shoes.

Alternative: If you walk a mile in another man's shoes, you'll probably get blisters, and maybe athlete's foot ....
02/17/2012 03:51:32 PM · #10
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.
Give a fish a man, he'll eat for a week!

Light a man a fire, he'll be warm for the night.
Light a man on fire, he'll be warm for about ten minutes.

CS

Message edited by author 2012-02-17 16:06:48.
02/17/2012 06:02:19 PM · #11
Now this COULD DEFINITELY be a fun challenge
02/17/2012 06:16:12 PM · #12
From a wise native elder when discussing daylight saving time:

Only a white man would think that if you take a blanket and cut off a portion at the top and sew it at the bottom that you end up with a longer blanket.

Ray
02/17/2012 06:38:09 PM · #13
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will go out and buy expensive fishing equipment, stupid-looking
clothes, a sports utility vehicle, travel 1,000 miles to the "hottest" fishing
hole, and stand waist deep in cold water just so he can outsmart a
fish. Average cost per fish: $395.68. Give a man a fish then!" - Unknown
02/17/2012 08:08:37 PM · #14
Originally posted by RayEthier:

From a wise native elder when discussing daylight saving time:

Only a white man would think that if you take a blanket and cut off a portion at the top and sew it at the bottom that you end up with a longer blanket.

Ray


very gently put.
02/17/2012 08:30:13 PM · #15
'Buy stocks when the price is low.
Sell them when the price goes up.
If it doesn't go up, don't buy them.'

Words to live by ...
02/17/2012 08:58:28 PM · #16
Start your brain before you open your mouth!
02/18/2012 09:09:12 AM · #17
Don't do anything that you don't want to do or you'll end up doing it.

Advice from my dad that has proved true.
02/18/2012 09:30:18 AM · #18
Plan the work work the plan
02/18/2012 09:38:59 AM · #19
If you want to be happy for one hour, get intoxicated.
If you want to be happy for one day, get married.
If you want to be happy for one week, kill your pig and eat it.
If you want to be happy forever, learn to fish.


Ancient Chinese Proverb.
02/18/2012 09:43:24 AM · #20
Best advice I ever got was to stop listening to other peoples advices and listen to my own.
02/18/2012 09:55:01 AM · #21
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02/18/2012 10:39:48 AM · #22
You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't "spit" into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim
--Jim Croce

Advice (Free) n. The kind which only costs something if you take it.

Originally posted by docpjv:

Start your brain before you open your mouth!

Son, you'll have to be careful about speaking so much more clearly than you think.
--Albert Gore, Sr.
02/18/2012 11:10:10 AM · #23
Never suck the juice out of a tractor.
-- Eddie Izzard
02/18/2012 11:25:46 AM · #24
"Marriage should be a 60/40 relationship. Always be willing to give 60%, and only ask 40%. That way there is a little extra left over, for the times you really need it."


02/18/2012 11:33:36 AM · #25
Good advice is what a man gives when he gets too old to set a bad example.
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