These Are The Absolute Worst Pieces Of Advice People Have Ever Gotten


“Just don’t fight back! Men act like that because they want to assert dominance. As soon as he realizes you’ve accepted his behavior, he will leave you alone!”


“Don’t go through chemotherapy, eat this nut and berry mix instead!” – my younger sister, when she visited me in the hospital when I went for febrile neutropenia (no white blood cells, had fever). She also showed up claiming to have bronchitis and didn’t wear a mask and full-on hugged me. Yeah she’s a piece of work. Even knowing what I do now about what it would do to my reproductive health (TL;DR: permanent menopause at 26), I’d still go with chemotherapy 1100%. I was going to DIE without it, with a 100% guarantee. I would be dead by the time I turn 27. My life is more important than my ability to have children the old fashioned way.


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“I have an open-door policy so don’t hesitate to come see me if you have any issues at all!” I learned the hard way to never trust any boss or HR rep that says that shit. Utilizing open-door policies is a damn good way to get fired for being a “troublemaker”.


When I was little I told my mom I was sad because some kids were bullying me. She said I should tell them that when they bullied me it hurt me inside, and they would stop. I did what she said. This was bad advice. They did not stop.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.