Best advice I've ever received
All the best advice I've ever received comes from my grandfather.
- •Sometimes you have to hit the bunnyMy grandpa gave me this advice when teaching me to drive when I was 17. I've never forgotten it, and luckily never had to sacrifice any bunnies either. But you can imagine what kind of driver I was at 17 that he felt compelled to advise I murder any small mammals necessary to save myself and the other humans on the road.
- •In life, you can always, always, always start overMy grandpa said this to me when I had just discovered that I had accidentally deleted an essay about the history of pianos that I hadn't yet submitted to one of my first year undergrad classes. I drove to his house in a hysterical panic to see if there was still a draft on his PC (there wasn't), and when I got there he came out onto the driveway and gave me a hug and told me this important fact.
- •Never, ever, ever give up.My grandpa, quoting Winston Churchill, trying to convince me of anything. He's a major history buff and his favourite subject is WWII.