Bad Advice I Read on Pinterest: Vol. 2

I'm kind of offended that my first Bad Advice I Read on Pinterest blog post did not eliminate specious advice from Pinterest altogether. Seriously, do I not hold this kind of sway on the Internet yet? What I am doing wrong if people are still pinning pretty nonsense with captions like "So true"?

Does the Internet need more examples? Is that what it needs? Here you go, Internet: more examples of Bad Advice I Read on Pinterest—from the questionable to the facepalm-worthy.


But he's totally ready to share all of your married friends.


Nothing is more profound than something profound.


Like whether they is concerned with subject-verb agreement.


Beauty comes from within—except for prettiness, which comes from your face, and sexiness, which comes from your body. But, yeah, mostly from within.


Aww, that's so sweet and romantic and not true.


Like chest pain . . . or arm pain — two weaknesses leaving the body. Also, shortness of breath. Wait, call an ambulance: You're having a heart attack.


I'm primarily concerned with your 100th problem, alcoholism.


Because it never loved you to begin with. #logicalfallacy


False. I'm writing this blog in sweatpants.


Because you are literally never wrong. Ever.


Imagine a man so focused on God that he's not waiting for an audible go-ahead from the sovereign of the universe to make a decision that a bit of wisdom and some good judgment should render him perfectly capable of making. Seriously somebody stop me before I get on my Christian dating soapbox.


Stick that in your perfume and spritz it!


"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten — the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you." – Joel 2:25


Sometimes all it takes to do better next time is to shame yourself this time. Wait . . . no.


. . . that escalated quickly.


The strongest women say "Why the &@%# am I wearing shoes that hurt?" and pull out their flip-flops.


This is only good advice if you want every kiss to be super awkward.


This is basically the opposite of the gospel (and, obviously, not what 2 Corinthians 12:10 says).


Ugh, friendship. Never worth the effort.


Ugly, dumb women deserve nothing.


FYI your inner voice is just another random opinion.


Okay, people are literally just attaching Bible attributions to random sayings at this point.

(Someone please make a Pinspirational version of Revelation 22:18.)


(Submitted by my friend Marilyn)

Words of wisdom from . . . a mob boss.

What bad advice have you seen on Pinterest lately? Send it my way!

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:


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


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


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


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


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


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


Johnny Depp, beacon of wisdom!


That'll hold up in court.


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

Because love is a feeling, you guys.


Johnny Depp is gracing us with his wisdom again.


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?


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


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


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


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


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

What bad advice have you seen on Pinterest lately?