Taking It Well

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What’s your attitude to receiving advice? Suspicion, annoyance, heartfelt welcome? A barely controllable desire to clobber the advicer with a hardback collection of wise sayings?
What about giving advice?


4 thoughts on “Taking It Well

  1. Depends on the advice, and the source. I find I receive advice easier from people I respect, which is not always a good thing.

    For giving advice, I have to learn not to unless asked. I was always perplexed by my friends who wanted only to talk and be “heard” but who didn’t want help solving the problems stated. Being a problem-solver by nature, this always seemed so backward to me. I’ve come to accept it (mostly) thought. šŸ˜‰

    • Ah, yes. I got to the point where I’d ask if the person wanted solutions, or if they just wanted to moan šŸ™‚
      Accepting advice from those you respect can be a very good way of filtering out rubbish advice. But alas, nothing is ever that simple.

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