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.

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


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Nothing is more profound than something profound.


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Like whether they is concerned with subject-verb agreement.


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


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


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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.


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


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Because it never loved you to begin with. #logicalfallacy


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False. I'm writing this blog in sweatpants.


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Because you are literally never wrong. Ever.


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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.


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Stick that in your perfume and spritz it!


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"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


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


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. . . that escalated quickly.


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


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


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


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Ugh, friendship. Never worth the effort.


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Ugly, dumb women deserve nothing.


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FYI your inner voice is just another random opinion.


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

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


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(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:

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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?