My psychologist sister Susan is going to start an advice column, telling people to get their own psychological house in order and stop blaming others for their troubles.
I'm trying to help her with subheads. One I rejected:
"It won't be your asshole boss in your deathbed."
Which reminds me of a counselor who once told me, "Wish in one hand and shit in the other, and see which one fills up faster."
And my mother's pithy line, whose origin I don't know but that I use with Scout four times a day: "Tough gazzots."
Got any favorite hard-assed advice? Let's have it!