I’ve managed to keep up with all the Blogtober posts this week. Yay! The topic for today is the best advice I’ve ever been given.
We’ve all been given advice – good (“Yes, you should go to college!”) and bad (“Yes, you should totally cut your hair short!” … my worst hair decision ever). People are so often willing to give advice, even when you don’t ask for it. I remember getting advice about every major decision I’ve ever made: what college to go to, what to major in, whom to date, whether or not I should get married, what my wedding should look like, whether or not to have kids, whether or not to take a new job. The barrage of advice is endless!
In thinking about this post, I decided on advice that doesn’t relate to anything specific; rather, I thought I’d pass along some advice that I try to follow when I’m having a hard time making a decision. It’s from a book that I read ages ago. One of the characters said something like, “When you’re finding it difficult to choose between two options, choose the one with the most kindness,” and this has stuck with me.
I will be the first to admit that I often fail miserably at following this advice, but I do try to keep it in mind as much as I can. The times I’ve relied on it, I’ve always been glad that I did.