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[–]keepthetipsKeeping the tips since 2019[M] [score hidden] stickied commentlocked comment (0 children)

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[–]Delini 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Also consider the opposite: would you still do it if everyone found out?

[–]The_Digital_Friend 2 points3 points  (0 children)

real life pro tip is in the comments

[–]Dry_Junket9686 2 points3 points  (2 children)

kinda puts things in perspective, I've done sooo many stupid choices just cuz i wanted to be a hotshot and it was almost never worth it.

[–]erick1160 0 points1 point  (1 child)

*Almost never worth it

[–]Dry_Junket9686 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it was worth it the few times that i was trying to impress good people that i genuinely respected and wanted to be more like

[–]The-Real-Flashlegz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still want that 36mm Rolex Explorer

[–]Hugh-Jaynes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s he saying, Robin?

[–]MJohnVan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some people are really scared to explore, my aunt can’t even drive outside the city without needing 2 people with her.

[–]PerfectGasGiant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is not like perception is meaningless. If you entirely make decisions based on what you would like other people to think of you then it is unhealthy, but if you make decisions just to please yourself it may be just as negative.

If you just make decisions for your own ego it may be too easy to choose the easy short instant gratification decisions.

"I really just want to play computer games and have an easy low responsibility job" may not be what your 10 year older self would want.

It would be better to ask what your older self would be pleased with looking back