Common Bad Advice..

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  1. BradUF

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    Common bad advice about girls or guys that you have heard over the years. One that I am going to have to go with is, "Be yourself"

    Yes, you should be yourself but if yourself is boring then you should change. If you are boring then you don't have much to you to begin with, so what you are doing is not changing who you are but becoming someone to begin with.
     
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    :werd: i think about this every day and :werd:
     
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    if you do what you've always done you'll get what you've always gotten

    so if you're just "yourself", you'll just always be, and be WITH, yourself.
     
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    How do you define "boring"?

    See, I used to think the same thing. I used to think that I should be striving to be some grand don juan, smooth and charming and woo the girls with my newly found charisma.

    Then I realized that that is a bunch of bullshit. All of it.

    You have your interests. You DON'T HAVE TO CHANGE THEM. If you are interested in boring shit, then by god FIND SOMEONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN THE SAME SHIT.

    The only time you should use the word "change" about yourself is when the following types of behaviours are present:

    1. Insecurity
    2. Jealousy
    3. Controlling
    4. Anger
    5. Shame

    Rid yourself of these. Become confident in who you are as a person, and fuck anybody who tells you you need to change to pick up a girl. Do you get my drift? Are you understanding what is meant by "changing yourself" here? You strive to remove your negative qualities. In the process you'll discover yourself picking up positive qualities automatically.

    Arm yourself with self-confidence. That's my motto. Don't let people make you feel like you are boring for having your own tastes. Stop pretending to be something you are not.

    The way you do this is by facing your ugly side. Being completely honest with yourself and discovering the not-so-attractive traits about yourself that turn people off and fixing them.
     
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    "if it's meant to be it will work out"
     
  6. BradUF

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    Boring is someone who is not very active in life and just goes to work or school aiming for nothing more in life. Also, you can be a boring person and be charming, you just might be able to hide that you are boring for a little bit.
     
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    I absolutely, 110%, cannot fucking stand when I hear people say that.
     
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    That's such a crock of shit.

    That one comes from the previous generations who were societally pressured to marry young and felt great shame from admitting a marriage to be failed.
     
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    :rofl:

    The funny thing is, that it's true though guys. It really is.

    It's tired and overused, but it's fucking true. :rofl:

    (I'm being serious, not sarcastic here)
     
  10. BradUF

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    Which one is true? "If it is meant to be..."?
     
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    Random Poster: "Vag people, here is my problem"
    75% of main Vag posters: "You need to break up and move on"

    I mean sometimes it actually is good advice, but to many people here tend to tell anyone who makes a thread that they need to end their relationship and move on (most of the time for no valid reason).
     
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    are you kidding me? :ugh:
     
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    Yeah.

    I know why people don't like that phrase. They think that it assumes you don't have to DO anything for it to work out. That's not true. You have a responsibility to make things work...but the premise that, IF YOU ARE TRYING, it being "meant to be" is true. It'll work out if you are really trying and you are compatible (which is how I define "meant to be"--compatible).
     
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    Hey guys, wow :rofl:, like... it's really true. :rofl: I said so, so like, it must be true. :rofl:

    C'mon, :rofl: I have asian language character :rofl: in my AV. I must be :rofl: on to something.

    (I'm being serious, not :rofl: sarcastic here)

































    :ugh:
     
  15. Viper

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    Good post man. You convinced me.
     
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    "if it's meant to be it will work out" != "If both people try hard, because that is their responsability to each other, then you will be together as long as you are also compatible"
     
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    what do you mean?
     
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    I don't see "meant to be" the same way. To me it has a "leave it up to fate" feel
     
  19. BradUF

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    Exactly.
     
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    That is what I assumed it meant
     
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    Heh, that's still not what I meant.

    I guess I see that phrase differently than most people.

    But I suppose I believe in things like "fate". I believe that everything happens for a reason. I don't necessarily subscribe to the idea of "soulmates", but I kind of lean towards the idea that there is a "set" of people out there who are good for you, and that so long as you be yourself, don't settle for anything less than what you want, and you WORK towards finding happiness, that it will "work out", regardless of what "obstacles" you find in your path.
     
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    "leave it up to fate" as in being passive
     
  23. BradUF

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    Yeah, your idea of it is not very passive.
     
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    Do you see the difference? Emfusers post make a little more sense to you now?
     
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    Hey, the thread title is "bad advice" I think that what you quoted, is "commonly used bad advice" if you disagree, offer a counter point. Making faces doesn't further the conversation.

    The context I have always heard this advice used, is with religious or fate-ful sort of overtones.
    It implies that
    1. There is a "one" for me, and that I'm meant to "be" with this person
    2. Assuming one is true, I will find and "be" with this person, despite my efforts to the contrary, or lack of efforts towards the person.
    3. If I fuck up, or he/she fucks up, it isn't our fault, and we neednt learn from the situation, it just wansn't meant to be.
     

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