20 Of The Most Valuable Bits Of Advice From This Viral Thread

Published 1 year ago

There are certain things we learn along the journey of life that we may wish we had known earlier. If you had known about it, it may have saved you a lot of trouble in the long run. However, how do you even begin to know where to find the things that you don’t know and yet can be so valuable? 

As usual, Netizens’ favourite platform for discussions has stepped up to deliver with a now-viral thread of information where various bits of valuable advice has been shared ad hoc by Redditors. From thought-provoking to insightful, these tidbits of important, useful and valuable advice may go a long way to helping us all live less troublesome lives.

More Info: Reddit

Read more


Image source: TheLoneSculler, Pixabay

It is perfectly possible to make no mistakes and still lose. This it not a weakness, it is life

(Yes it’s a Picard quote but it is very accurate)


Image source: Between1and7, Karolina Grabowska

Don’t accept criticism from someone you would not ask for advice from


Image source: Mangothefello, RDNE Stock project

Police in America are legally allowed to lie to you to get a confession. They can lie about all kinds of evidence they have on you and that you have no chance but to confess. Don’t say a word other than to ask for a lawyer. Never fall into the belief that it’ll get worked out in court later, the second you confess you’re done.

Even if you are guilty and want to confess still get a lawyer. They’ll work out a plea bargain for you that you could not get if you confessed to a cop before your trial.


Image source: frocketgaming, Monstera

Read. It can help you regain your ability to focus on a single task for an extended period of time. It can also cultivate creativity and expand your world view.


Image source: ruxson, Himanshu Choudhary

When you decide to sober up, be prepared to lose many people you thought were your friends.


Image source: SVS_Writer, Rafael Barros

Not very many people care about you. Cherish the ones who do.


Image source: miss_vakarian, Giulia Bertelli

Heart attacks for women are very different from mens. Men have pain in the chest that goes up the left arm, women experience

•Chest pain or discomfort, upper back or neck pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, extreme fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath

Fluttering feelings in the chest (palpitations)

Shortness of breath, sudden fatigue, or swelling of the feet, ankles, legs, or abdomen


Image source: PlsDontBanMe___, cottonbro studio

Condoms are cheaper than diapers


Image source: Prestigious_Lock1659, Roy Reyna

If you fall into cold water (the ocean) don’t immediately try and swim. Lay on you’re back and try and control your breathing. The cold temperature will take your breath away and you will initially take small quick breaths, you need to slow down your breathing as quickly as possible so your lungs can fill with air, once you have done that you will find it easier to float.


Image source: MyLatestRedditUser, Pixabay

You can learn entire new careers on youtube for free.


Image source: S3R14LCRU5H3R, Pixabay

Fire doesn’t burn where fire has burned (unless there’s some kind of accelerant like gas). So if you are in a forest fire, brush fire, field fire, etc. try to go to where the fire came from, because the fire won’t go back there since there’s no fuel for it to consume.


Image source: secret_nuggets, Redd F

Learning how to get along with people you don’t exactly like in the workplace will do wonders for your career- sometimes it isn’t about having talent it’s enough to be a good decent person to others.

Coming from me- a talentless corporate hire. Aka the personality hire, hahahah!


Image source: ineedatinylama, Anna Shvets

Take care of your teeth, or you’ll pay not only monetarily but in excruciating pain. Worse than natural child birth pain.

Brush, floss, see your dentist, don’t sip soda all day and for God’s sake don’t use your teeth to cut thread or open bottles. Skip [illegal substances] at all possible.

This is the best advice you will ever get. I swear to you.


Image source: DADBODGOALS, Nabeel Syed

While driving, maintain a minimum 3 second gap between your car and the car in front.

Pick a stationary reference point like a bridge or lamp post. When the car in front passes it, count “one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three”. If you pass the reference point before you finish counting, you are too close to react in an emergency situation. Back off the gas and increase the distance.

In bad weather, increase the count to four or five.


Image source: Generalmogar, Dom J

Just because you are being respectful to the police doesn’t mean they won’t take advantage of you. Don’t ever let them search any property of yours ( a vehicle counts , anything with a lock on it counts) without a search warrant. Even if they say “ oh that’s suspicious, an innocent person would let me search” it doesn’t matter tell them to show a warrant.

Always be respectful but don’t be a push over.


Image source: SilentSamizdat, Vie Studio

“No” is a complete sentence.


Image source: NobodyMPortant, Omar Lopez

If a baby’s crying in pain and you can’t figure out why, there’s a good chance they have a muscle cramp. Like, if their big toe is turned down and won’t move, then they probably have a cramp in their foot. I’ve found that stretching the cramped muscle makes it go away almost immediately! So, for the foot cramp, you just grab their big toe and gently but firmly pull their toe up away from the cramp. The cramp will resist at first and that’s why you have to be firm, but once you get past that the cramp and the pain are gone. Then hold the stretch position for a minute to make sure the cramp doesn’t immediately come back.


Image source: Cianyth, cottonbro studio

If you feel like you’re being watched and feel like you’re in danger when you don’t see anything around you, chances are, you definitely are.

Don’t ignore your ‘fight or flight’ response.


Image source: dangerouspeyote, Z

The most important piece of information you can give 911 is WHERE you are. Followed by what the problem is.

Even if no other information is given. Someone can still be sent to a location to see what the problem is.

Bonus. If you accidentally call 911, just stay on the line and tell them it was an accident. It happens a lot. They wont be mad. If you hang up. They have to call you back, that is irritating.


Image source: ScadMan, Snapwire

It is a freeing feeling once you stop caring what people think of you

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

Got wisdom to pour?



advice, life tips, valuable advice, viral, viral advice, wise words, words of wisdom
Like deMilked on Facebook
Want more milk?
Hit like for a daily artshake!
Don't show this - I already like Demilked