"whenever you feel like critizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haunt had the advantages that you've had
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I think this is some solid middle class advice that sets us up for the insanity of the characters from East Egg. Nick's father's advice is grounded in the type of humility and understanding not found in the vapid lives of the rich in East Egg. This is what makes Nick such a reliable narrator to see the story through.