Think about it: what’s the best piece of advice that your grandmother ever gave you? Personally, my answer to that question is simple. Feeling guilty about accepting money from a neighbor when I was a kid (I was a weird kid), I told my grandmother that I didn’t want to take it.
She said, “Never turn down money. If they didn’t want to give it to you, they wouldn’t have given it to you.”
What if you could have received some of that wonderful grandmotherly advice about the internet? Boy, that sure would have made things a lot easier.
Spanish advertising and creative director Chacho Puebla has created an series of photographs – an installation really – that he calls Grandmother Tips. “Just a few tips that my grandmother should have given me, but unfortunately never did,” he says.
When you’re younger you think you´ll never fall into that same kind of discourse, until you find yourself talking about stupid (cliché) stuff with your kid, about how important school is and if you don´t have a degree you´re nobody. I hope I can give better advice some day. In the meantime, here are some tips my grandmother should have given me.
The awesome old woman in the photos is actually his great-aunt, but you get the message. Here are some examples of that sage wisdom only age can provide (internet style) –
What sage advice about the internet would you give your children or grandchildren? Let us know in the comments.