I was just wondering what has been the worse piece of advice you have ever received, whether it was just inappropriate, lacked understanding, or just plain wrong?
I would hazard a guess there will be a lot of common experiences here.
To get the ball rolling here are a couple of mine.
Firstly, being told to think about people in the third world, disaster victims and the like, as that would put my problems into perspective, and I would not feel so depressed....
And secondly browsing a website called tumblr searching with the keyword "depression". A friend was with me and asked why was I looking at that as I was depressed enough already, I should be looking at happy websites.
What experiences have you had?