Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Question.

This is the second instalment of Stephen Chapman's monthly 'Q' feature.

This month's question:-

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

and my answer:-

Buggered if I can think of anything!

- or, to slightly enlarge on that curt response, I can't think of anything that doesn't merit the rejoinder "So why don't you take/haven't you taken the advice?" - to which I have no satisfactory answer.


  1. "Illegitimi non carborundum"

  2. Stephen, I really have given the question considerable thought - ever since you gave us warning of it several days ago - but can't come up with anything worth saying. When I hear people offering advice on how others ought to lead their lives I automatically wonder what makes them think that they are qualified to pontificate - and would I honestly like to live THEIR lives?

  3. I'm with you, I think. I can't come up with a thing at the moment. Maybe I should have listened more!

    1. Mitch, yes it's a tricky one. Saying that you ignore all advice (and there's always plenty given) sounds arrogant and self-satisfied - yet my reservations above do still stand.

  4. My favorite pieces of advice:
    "When in doubt, don't"
    "When in doubt, get horizontal"
    "Go wash your face"
    "This too shall pass".

    1. Your first one above I first heard at school when our French master offered it to our class about to take an exam. It's pretty good advice, I think - especially for that occasion.
      The last one is advice I always give myself when going through a difficult patch - and it's worth remembering.

      As for the middle two......