Agreed, thats the best survival advice for late tourney, short stacks. Alot of people like to just think, well Im short stacked, may as well risk it. Youll find you rarely ever play these guys at the final table, as they havent honed their game enough yet. Thats whats called two card hold em, if its good, all in, if it aint, fold. You really want to avoid these types of players as much as possible, because as we all know bad beats happen often. Try to just chip away at some more conservative players to gain some blinds, till you get a hand and can either justify calling a big all in cause you know your ahead, or can take it to the flop and hammer it.
Good luck in the next one, everyone wins one at some point