What's the Best Thing You've Ever Seen Here?
May 17, 2009 5:21 PM   Subscribe

My son is graduating from high school in a week. I want to make him a Best of Ask Metafilter book with all the best advice from the hive mind.

So I want to send my son out into the world with the best possible advice he can start up with, meaning I want to send him out with all the best advice I've found over on my years here. I've saved a ton of things, but I'm old so I'd love to hear from people who are in college or just out or people in their 30s - so basically everyone, including people my age and older - can you give me the link to the best advice you've ever read here, something that actually changed your view of the world or made you a better person?
posted by katyjack to Human Relations (19 answers total) 579 users marked this as a favorite
This thread, on why (or why not) to hop a freight train.
posted by puckish at 5:24 PM on May 17, 2009

This finance thread is also really good.
posted by puckish at 5:28 PM on May 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

What do I need to know before and after I shave my head?
posted by puckish at 5:30 PM on May 17, 2009

agh, sorry. link here
posted by puckish at 5:31 PM on May 17, 2009

The old man on the front porch courtesy of Greg Nog.
posted by porn in the woods at 5:33 PM on May 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Ask vs. Guess Culture
posted by Meg_Murry at 5:34 PM on May 17, 2009

Armchair psychology by the incredibly wise grumblebee.
posted by infinityjinx at 5:51 PM on May 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

I'm particularly fond of the advice and personal stories in these threads:

How did you find your passion?

What experience most shaped who you are?

What practices have had the most effect on your health?
posted by velvet winter at 6:00 PM on May 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

I wonder if perhaps you'd get even more answers if you posted this to MeTa? This would seem appropriate.
posted by ORthey at 9:31 PM on May 17, 2009

1001 rules for my unborn son
posted by kgreerRN at 8:12 AM on May 18, 2009

i suck at html... http://rulesformyunbornson.tumblr.com/
posted by kgreerRN at 8:12 AM on May 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

Didn't see this anywhere above, in theory, the cream rises to the top. This might make your job easier:

Ask Metafilter's most favorited posts of all time

posted by jeremias at 4:47 AM on May 22, 2009 [4 favorites]

Response by poster: Thanks you guys this was totally awesome -- it made me cry. But then, everything does right now for some reason :)
posted by katyjack at 3:39 PM on May 22, 2009

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