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There’s No Such Thing as Good Advice

Why specific directions tend to be the most useless

Woman responding to “Easy does it” and “Respect the hustle.” (Photo by Ivan Samkov from Pexels)

Most action-based advice is bad. It’s condescending. (Work hard!) And it’s frequently contradictory (Do whatever doesn’t feel like work!)

Fortunately, it’s not just me —a post I recently saw on Hacker News argued this very thing, making fun of the uselessness of truisms like “Be hard to

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