Some people are great at giving advice — the kind you turn to in a crisis because you know they'll steer you in the right direction. Then there are people who give out the worst pieces of advice ever, and as you've probably guessed from the headline above, that's who I'm here to talk about today. Terrible advice was the subject of an Ask Reddit thread posted on Tuesday, and trust me when I say there are some doozies. Who knew driving instructors could possess so much road rage?
To be fair, giving advice is a tricky business. As much as we all like telling each other what to do, if things go south, the adviser is pretty much guaranteed to wind up blamed for whatever went wrong even if they're not actually responsible. But some advice is so wildly off-base that it's practically sabotage.
This is the kind of guidance you'll find in the comments responding to the Ask Reddit thread. There are grandmothers yanking books out of their children's hands, friends encouraging friends to spend big on a house (right before the market crash), and of course, tons of career advice from retired people.
You can check out the entire thread for yourself over on Reddit, but here are 11 highlights.