what was the worst advice you were ever given

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  • parakeet

    "You shouldn't take that Rhogam injection (derived from blood) to prevent birth defects in your future children." I chose to take the injection. A year later my son was born sound in mind and body. The sister who gave me this advice did not take the shot. She had a daughter who was born mentally retarded.

  • Mr. Majestic
    Mr. Majestic

    “If you have questions, then put them on the back burner. Jehovah will answer them in time. Just concentrate on doing his will.”

    I went back to the meetings with the questions that would finally take me out of the 'truth'. The ‘Generation that will by no means pass away’ was one of the first things I enquired about (being that I was in when I was younger and went back when 21), the validity of their interpretation of Daniel, 1290 days, 1335 days, Cedar Point Ohio, the 2300 evenings and mornings, 1975, Beth-sarim.

    I wasn’t a usual study by any means, but I knew about these things before I went back, but followed the advice given me to put them all on the back burner. How foolish I was…..

  • wobble

    "You will never come to any harm if you follow what the FDS tell you"

    That has got to be the biggest load of Bull*hit Bollocks anyone has ever said to me,funny thing is, I can't remember exactly who said it, i know they were just spouting what they had read somewhere anyway.

    I just thought at the time "Yea well ,I'm not going to blindly follow" I guess thats why I walked away in the end, "wrong attitude"



  • 2aTap

    There were more than a few of them, but the worst of the worst bit of bad advice I was given was to throw in my apprenticeship after just 12 months.

    This was in 1972, and every b#%*dy fool knew that it all was not going to matter after 1975!

  • MidwichCuckoo

    Welcome 2aTap

  • asilentone

    My Dad tells me to behave (I was so obedient DUB at that time) before I visited a sister that likes me very much at that time, she was making advances toward me, I turned her down, I regretted it very much since she was very good looking.

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    It's the "truth."

  • hotspur
    Yep, dear James Potticary, that elder that said I have to do everyone's job as its my responsibility alone. I even remember the scripture he used to justify his stand.

    You just sent a shiver down my spine! I know that name - shame he never took some of the advice I know he was given.

  • awildflower

    Hey boyzone, I forgot about that one! I to was in a divided household and was told it was my responsibility to do it all, the parenting, the dicipling, the planning, the arrangements, meetings, fs, etc.........I did that for 13 years and got burnt out and had a melt down. It ruined my marriage and sent me to the dr. The brothers didn't care....

    How bout this one to: if there's nothing bad going on in your life you must be doing something wrong because Satan only persecutes those who are doing Jehovah's will! What?!!...........wf

  • Heaven

    Don't go to College or University as Armageddon will be here 'soon' and you won't need it. That was about 30 years ago.

    I definitely DID need it and I'm glad I ignored the advice.

    BTW... Welcome, 2aTap!

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