Don’t Buy into..
Pause to think, then act.
We are not leaves to be swayed by every wind. We are not boats that get rocked by every wave. We are not fragile glasses that crack with the slightest of tremors.
We are humans with the capacity to think, reason and act — we forget this though!
- Don’t buy into the words of the Religious leaders advocating one religion for another. Religion is a way of life, and exists to enable one to develop virtues, discipline, a sense of brotherhood and self-confidence. There should be no comparison and the choice of which religion to follow or not is with you.
2. Don’t buy into the words of the politicians promising the heaven and all in it for your votes. The best judgement is from what has actually been done on the ground. Your vote is your power — don’t give it away for cheap.
3. Don’t buy into the words of rabble-rousers and petty leaders discriminating one human from another on the basis of caste, colour or ethnicity — we are all the same under the skin.
4. Don’t buy into the words of your boss, colleagues, parents or friends who tell you something cannot be done — you know better, and you can certainly do what you dream of
5. Don’t buy into the words of that very friendly salesman who promises that the product will be the panacea that you are desperately in search of. Do your homework first! Applies to highly simplistic looking gadgets especially in the cleaning and kitchen departments! If something is too good to be true or too simple to work — it certainly will not.
6. Don’t buy into the words of the well meaning investment agent, uncle or friend who talk about making millions but are themselves short by a lot of zeros!
7. Don’t buy into the words of your ‘serial entrepreneur’ friend who has not a single stable business but is ever ready with tips and tricks.
8. Don’t buy into the words of your spouse if they truly haven’t walked in your path or your shoes. Consult them if required, but the advice may not work as only you know where the shoe pinches!
9. Don’t buy into the story-telling of the fortune sayers or the religious folks who promise if you do X, then you will get Y. Why didn’t they improve their lot in the first place?
10. Don’t buy into the fitness advice from a fat fitness coach who is that way because of his own ineptitude. I paid a pretty sum for a fitness coach whose online photo was fit, but in person he was definitely many many kilos overweight. The sessions were neither exciting nor punishing!
11. Don’t buy into friendship advice from a contact whose only friends circle exists on social media
12. Don’t buy into relationship advice from that friend who has never been in a serious relationship or hasn’t seen many moons with each relationship!
13. Don’t buy into travel advice from someone who just spews his knowledge from the reading of Lonely Planet books. If someone has been there, and done that — ask them.
14. Don’t buy into coaching advice from someone who hasn’t done what you want to or has real experience in related field. Its advice for them, but life for you.
15. Never ask for advice from someone whose shoes you will not like to fill.
Advice is cheap; relevant & practical advice is not.
It is your life — you know what is best.