Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. Just because you did something wrong in the past, doesn’t mean you can’t advocate against it now. It doesn’t make you a hypocrite. You grew. Don’t let people use your past to invalidate your current mindset. Growth is a concept. Embrace it.
2. If an advertisement for an American flag says not available in Minnesota, it normally means the flag was not made in the USA. MN has a law requiring Americans to make American flags.
3. When your mental health isn’t in the best state, give yourself a break. Don’t feel guilty for things you can’t do. Normal things like eating, sleeping, or socializing may be difficult, it’s okay to struggle. Rest, recover, be kind to yourself, and know the bad times are temporary.
4. When you feel like you need something, but you can’t figure out what it is, it’s water. It’s always water.
5. When checking online product reviews check the 3-star ones first. They usually contain the most information.
This is a sweeping generalization so while it applies to most situations, obviously if you click on something with 90% 1-star ratings it’s not going to apply.
5-star reviews are often obtained by the company prompting or rewarding the customer for feedback, and since they have nothing to complain about, they just hit the button. They may not reflect an actual exemplary product.
1-star reviews are often the result of a mistake or incident that’s not common overall. If you try reading these you’ll be flooded with complaints about the shipping cost, an accident caused by the individual who packed their order, or some other random occurrence that is extremely unlikely to happen to you. Very little product information.
3-stars often reflect the people who got what they wanted without any real incidents but found the product to be lacking in some way. You will usually find lengthy paragraphs here describing the details of their likes and dislikes, and not just one sentence exclaiming “I WAS MISSING A PIECE” or “THE BOX WAS DIRTY”.
Hope this helps someone. Happy shopping!