What common advice simply doesn’t work?

  1. Just ignore the bullies and they go away.

  2. “It worked for me, so it will work for you”

  3. Don’t take no for an answer.

  4. “Picture them in their underwear.”

    Great, I’m still nervous, but now I have to give a speech with a boner.

  5. “Good things come to those who wait.”

    If a good thing to you is fuck all, sure.

  6. This is the most sickening one, “do what you love and the money will follow”

  7. “You find love when you stop looking.”

    You meet people when you meet them. Doesn’t matter what you say or do.

  8. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”…very lax medical guidance

  9. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

    You can’t do it, it used to be a phrase to express how hard it is to help yourself in certain situations.

  10. When your being bullied, NEVER fight back, just walk away and tell and adult. Bull Fucking Shit

  11. “You just have to think more positively.” Wow, cool, my depression has gone away, magic.

  12. “Be yourself”

  13. “Let it go”

    It’s kind of hard to let it go when your 60k in debt from school.

  14. This entire thread is “I took a generalization seriously and ended up disappointed.”

    Hint: Black & Whiteism only works when you’re completely specific.

  15. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

    It makes sense to a certain point. But eventually you need to try a different approach.