Musical Advice: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Pt. 2

  1. "Stop, collaborate and listen."
    Excellent advice! Often times by stepping outside of yourself and listening to others - by giving up control in favor of collaboration - you can achieve a lot more than if you just pursued something on your own.
  2. "Break your neck, come on."
    Terrible advice. Breaking your neck can be a life altering decision as it could lead to paralysis or even death.
  3. "Come on Eileen"
    Ambiguous. How does Eileen feel about that? Probably best to have a conversation with her beforehand, just to be sure you're on the same page re: coming.
  4. "Don't stop, never give up, hold your head high and reach the top."
    Generally good advice as its good to believe in yourself and push through adversity. That said, maybe there's a reason you're not making any progress. Maybe evaluate your methods before just blindly deciding not to stop.
  5. "Free your mind and the rest will follow"
    Good advice. Especially if you're trapped by dogma.
  6. "Don't do me like that"
    This is great advice though you have to really stop to appreciate it: Tom Petty is man enough to stand up for himself and say, "you know what, the way you're treating me isn't fair. I don't deserve that. Don't do me like that." Right on, Tom.
  7. "Bitch, don't kill my vibe"
    Good advice, bad delivery. It's never good to be confrontational when you're trying to get something and while I admire anyone who stands up and says "hey, what you're doing is really hampering my way of being" it seems counterproductive to call that person a bitch.
  8. "If reefer really makes you happy nigga blaze it"
    Ambiguous erring on the side of bad advice. See below to understand why
  9. "If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad"
    Bad advice, Cheryl. Drugs make people happy. Cheating makes people happy. Sometimes you have to be responsible and forego what feels good in order to do what is right. It's called Eudamonic happiness, Cheryl. Stop living in a Hedonic world.