Advice is like snow - the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
February 2nd - never give advice unless someone asks you for it.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
I appreciate advice from those that are wiser than me. They’ve learned from experience the best way to do things. It doesn’t always mean I’ve always taken their advice. Sometimes I just have to learn something for myself.
When someone we know is having a problem, we often step in with pieces of advice for them. We want to help them to fix their problems. But we don’t always understamd their circumstances, so our advice goes in one ear and out the other..
It’s not easy to take the adice of others. Most of the time people doen’t really want advice, they only want someone to listen them. They need a shoulder to lean on. Sometimes talking through a problem will be enough to give them what they need to solve their own problems.
My advice is to give no advice, but be a friend and listen. We don’t have to be the one with all the answers we just have to listen and be there for them. People will often solve their own problems by themselves.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on, it is never any use to oneself.