Bad Advice I Read on Pinterest

I imagine the impulse I feel to repin images on Pinterest is somewhat similar to the impulse hoarders feel as they scour the curbs the night before garbage pickup. "I should probably save this," I say to myself. "I might need it someday." These soup recipes, these knitting instructions, this inspirational saying — I might need them one day! These yoga poses, these bathroom color palettes, these pictures of Ron and Hermione — what if I need them later?

Unlike hoarders, however, I'm able to recognize true garbage when I see it. Because it's there, amid the images of casual-chic outfits and perfect curls and dreamboat boyfriends: bad advice. Facepalm-worthy advice. And it's disguised as inspiration.

Let's take a look at some of the more questionable pins I've seen recently:

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Shirk your responsibilities! Live off the government! Get cancer!


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"Love is selfish. Love is proud." Wait, that's not how it goes...


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But Beyonce has way more money and way more assistants, so how is this a fair comparison?


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MOST ANNOYING BOYFRIEND EVER. Also, you spelled "boyfriend" wrong.


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This stands in stark contrast to one of my own personal adages: Don't do things that will burn your life to the ground.


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Your 30-something self will surely thank you for all the bad habits you developed and all the debt you racked up.


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Johnny Depp, beacon of wisdom!


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That'll hold up in court.


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Some style is definitely wrong. Cargo pants. Scrunchies. Cargo pants and scrunchies together.


Because love is a feeling, you guys.


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Johnny Depp is gracing us with his wisdom again.


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This isn't advice, but I did see it on Pinterest, and I had to include it. Seriously. What is happening here? Do I want to know?


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If you're going to rewrite a verse, maybe don't pick one as famous as Romans 8:28.


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Except, perhaps, that it is deceitful above all things.


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This is not how love works, not how science works, and not how the English language works. See me after class.


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Aaand some of the chances we did take. And eating the whole burrito.


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Anything? ANYTHING!? Can we take that down a notch?

What bad advice have you seen on Pinterest lately?