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From Whom Do You Take Advice?

We all have to make decisions. Sometimes we want advice. Yet without realizing it, we may predetermine not to listen to some of the advice we will receive.

Do you only listen to the advice you want to hear, or do you keep an open mind? It's so easy to accept verification of our opinion and reject any that differs from what we are inclined toward.

On the other hand, if someone asks you for advice, do you speak in interest of their concerns, or do you only say what you think they want to hear? At the worst, do you say what you think will advance your interests? Perhaps you desire something from an advice seeker and you figure you will get that thing from them as a result of tickling their ear?

It's not the wise or the loving course to practice such deceptions, and it is foolishness if we seek them out. Sometimes our very safety may be at stake.


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MegL wrote on May 18, 2017, 11:51 AM

Most people don't want advice, in my experience, even if they ask for it. What they want is either a chance to talk about the situation so they can make up their own minds or just a chance to whine about how hard life is. Some situations cannot be resolved. They just keep going on and it helps the person involved just to be able to talk about it.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 19, 2017, 8:17 PM

I seek out advice from friends, family and pray a lot for God's guidance. I do not seek it from strangers whom I have no trust.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 19, 2017, 8:18 PM

talking it out is good therapy.