10+ Redditors Shared Something Someone Said To Them That Totally Changed Their Way Of Thinking

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

-Dead Poets Society

This couldn’t be truer. We all know life is a bumpy ride. Sometimes it’s hard, and sometimes you feel like the happiest person alive. But most importantly, every day is a new beginning, and sometimes a little inspiration can bring life-changing experiences.

People shared similar experiences on Reddit when they were asked: “What is something someone said that forever changed your way of thinking?”

We shortlisted down some of the best responses below that might make your day as well.

1. Adulthood is more about tolerance.

“You know you’re an adult when you can be right without proving the other person wrong.”


2. Wish Carefully.

“Next year, you’ll wish you had started today.”


3. Hold your emotions sometimes. It helps!

My mom was dying. A friend told me “you have your whole life to freak out about this– don’t do it in front of her. “

It really helped me to understand that my feelings are not always what’s important. It IS possible to delay a freakout, and that skill has served me innumerable times.


4. Face your fears.

I was 13 years old, trying to teach my 6 year old sister how to dive into a swimming pool from the side of the pool. We were at a big, public pool, and nearby there was a woman, about 75 years old, slowly swimming laps. Finally she swam over to us just when I was really putting the pressure on, trying to get my sister to try the dive, and my sister was shouting, “but I’m afraid!! I’m so afraid!!” The old woman looked at my sister, raised her fist defiantly in the air and said, “So be afraid! And then do it anyway!”


5. It’s your happiness that matters more.

“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm”.


6. Enjoy the little things every day.

I was sitting in a bus once, and we came to the railroad tracks. There were some cars sitting inbetween us and the next red light, so if a train came, we’d be stuck until it had passed. That was always a couple of annoying minutes.

Then the light turned green, and the bus went across the train tracks without having to wait for a train. Pheew, crisis averted. Then, behind me, a mother said to her small child:

“That was too bad, we didn’t get to see the train today.”

That was the perfect way to frame that. Why not enjoy what you get?


7. Go for what you like, always.

“Do it to do it, not to have done it.”


8. Your actions have reflections.

I’m the oldest of three kids. I’m older than my little brother by 2.5 years and my little sister by 9.5. When I was about fourteen or so, arguing with my dad in private about something I don’t remember, he, being the second-oldest of eight kids, told me:

“Any decision you make in this household, you make three times. Once when you make it, once when your brother makes the same decision after watching you do it, and once when your sister makes the same decision after watching you and your brother do it. How you treat your brother will tell him how he can treat your sister; and how you treat your sister tells her how she will expect to be treated for the rest of her life, even as far as her future boyfriends.”

That kinda shook me up and made me rethink my role as the oldest child; I started taking my responsibilities as the role model a lot more seriously after that.


9. Never underestimate any day.

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but, when we look back everything is different…” – C.S Lewis


10. Learn to give.

“I learned to give… not because I have too much. But because I know how it feels to have nothing.”


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