Monday, June 30, 2014



I had a very interesting experience the other day. Someone asked me for advice, and perhaps that person didn’t care for what I said, possibly that person’s mind was already made up and they were just looking for a reaffirmation. Which was the problem--I had quite the opposite view. In the end the person did as they pleased. Quite interesting, this whole episode—taught me that people have already made up their minds about what they want to do when they ask for advice. One shouldn’t view this advice as a thing to give serious time and thought to, not more than superficial thought at any rate.

4 comments:

63mago said...

In most cases they do as they please. Seven from ten I'd say. Two do not understand what one has to say. One may listen, think, and perhaps follow the advice. And then it's not sure what the outcome may be.

norrbu said...

sounds like me di - that job didn't feel right -

austere said...

Norrbu-- not you. :)

mago-- ah the voice of experience!

PQ said...

I think it is right for you to say what feels right sincerely & not to simply reaffirm. Whether they take your advice or not is their prerogative.