There’s no textbook in the world that can prepare a person for all of the life choices they will have to make. It’s messy. It’s chaotic. It’s both exhilarating and agonizing and it’s totally worth it.

Learning doesn’t always come easy but it does usually involve making a few bad choices once in a while. But one of the greatest abilities us humans have is the ability to learn from other’s mistakes.

While it’s good to hear people out and the advice they have to offer, it’s not always a good idea to follow it. So, instead of telling people what they should do, we’re sharing a few nuggets of wisdom in the “what not to do” category.