Advice We Probably Don’t Want to Hear

Things have been crazy over the past couple of weeks. Now that my life has calmed, let’s get back on track. Advice for graduates is everywhere, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t listen to it. 23 Pieces of Advice that College Graduates Don’t Want to Hear by Valerie S. Johnson gives some good advice that we might need to listen to. Here are some of my favorites.

1. Show up at work. It’s not like class. You just can’t skip.

2. Deal with your debt before it gets worse. Step one: Stop charging.

3. Don’t rush to buy all the expensive toys and trappings of adult life. Just be patient.

4. Spend less than you earn. There’s a difference between a “want” and a “need”.

5. Start an emergency fund. Bad things happen, so be ready.

6. Put time and energy into worthwhile friendships. It may be hard to make time, but your good friends are worth it.

“Graduates, go forth and conquer the world. Follow your dreams. Take risks. Have fun. But please follow some of this advice. Otherwise, in the not-so-distant future, in a not-so-distant galaxy, you’ll wish you had.”

We will try.

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March 22, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , . Career Advice, graduation, Life-in General.

One Comment

  1. sparkle replied:

    Sparkle says : I absolutely agree with this !

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