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We have all seen photos of breadboarded circuits (with no planning) with parts all over the place and a huge tangle of wires that are too long. Those breadboard circuits usually don't work and are asked in the forum for a fix.
So don't be put off by old wives tales and web mythology, just ensure your projects always have good decoupling on the power rails and keep your wire links short and tidy.
Many circuit problems on these forums are caused by the tangle of too long wires and capacitance between tracks on breadboards used at logic or radio frequencies. I laugh whenever a photo of the tangle of wires on a breadboard is posted.