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Things you’d recommend avoiding

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66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,974 Disability Gamechanger
edited September 2021 in Coffee lounge
I’m enjoying this thread about things everyone should do at least once, and decided to make the opposite version of it.

What things have you done that you’d advise others not to do?

They might be things that are overrated and not worth trying, or perhaps that are dangerous like smoking, just anything you have done that you’d recommend to people who haven’t done it that it’s not worth trying.

To start I will nominate drinking very old single malt whisky i.e. over 20 years old. I like a dram of 12 year old single malt as much as the next person so I decided to try some 30 year old whisky. A whole bottle was £350 so I thought it must be fantastically good. I didn’t buy a whole bottle, I just bought one serving for £30. It turned out not to taste that much different to other whiskies I’d had from the same brand. It wasn’t nasty, just it didn’t fill me with awe like I thought a £350 bottle of scotch should. So I’d recommend sticking to the younger stuff. 

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,974 Disability Gamechanger
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    A few more

    Getting addicted to a computer game - it’s fun but ultimately you have nothing to show for all your hard work when you could have been learning something or building something

    Arguing on the internet - even if you win, you still lose as you have wasted a small portion of your life

    Getting drunk - tipsy can be fun but being drunk is not enjoyable, of course just my opinion 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2021
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    Going by car to the seaside on a bank holiday weekend, traffic jams all the way.

    Don't tell someone exactly what you think of them if you want to keep them in your life, unless what you think of them is Great!

    Also be suspicious of a clear area in an otherwise super crowded place. It happened to me once and the clear area we sat in happened to be clear due to a wasps nest!

    When surrounded by wolves don’t shout wolf! That is metaphorically speaking. I did this once and it got me ten years of serious trouble. 

    Avoid consulting a psychic unless you have good reports about their efficacy from many others. Even so, be very sceptical. I was once told that a partnership wouldn’t work out and I avoided many opportunities due to this since I never knew exactly which partnership to avoid. I even wondered if it meant my marriage which didn’t help at all over the years. So far I’ve never had a partnership which didn’t work out.

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,099 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sailing..anywhere.

    2024 Election won

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,974 Disability Gamechanger
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    Some good ones there @leecal and @woodbine thanks for the hints :)
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,494 Disability Gamechanger
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                     Ex husbands or wives .... ;)
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