What Common Advice Should You Never Follow?

Follow Your Heart 1 of 11

When someone gives you a cheap piece of overused advice, take it with a grain of salt. Most of the time, these cliché phrases do more harm than good, and anyone who recites them to you is probably not a licensed therapist and has no business giving advice in the first place. In fact, they're probably more screwed up than you are.

"Follow your heart." Are you aware of just how birdbrained this piece of advice really is? Your heart doesn't know diddly squat about your life! Your heart is all feelings and mushy mumbo jumbo nonsense. Your heart is in cahoots with your private parts, and together they're conspiring to destroy you. They're the last people -- er, organs -- you should follow down the dark alley of life and relationships.

Your brain is where it's at. Hit the power button on that thing and use it for once. Click through for some more common advice you should totally ignore!