Giving Advice

Last Update: December 15, 2021

Why is it that people don't take advice, even good advice generally speaking? As you may know, there are some people who are talented in the area of giving useful advice free and with love, still, they find out that their advice is not being accepted. How about you, do you like to take and give advice?

Are There Real Reasons?

I believe that one of the reasons why people don't take advice is because of a lack of humility, self-centeredness, stubbornness, mostly among the young ones, and fear of what others will think about you. Am I making sense?

I want to submit to us that as far as life is concerned that we are like students regardless of our status. In order, for us to experience a change in any area of life we will need to see certain things in a different way. We need to have an open mind.

Are There Benefits?

There are benefits in taking and giving wise advice. For instance, good advice can help one change what is not working well, either in your business, job, family, group, and so forth. Because it is not beneficial to stick to doing things in our own way even when the results are not what they should be.

Let us discuss, what are some of the reasons why people including me and you don't like to take advice? You can imagine the attitude of spouses, children to parents, workers to supervisors, and so forth. Do you have any example of any good or bad advice given to you at any point in your life that turned up to be a disaster?

I will greatly appreciate your opinion and advice.

Thanks so much for your time and participation!

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consciousmum Premium
No, I wouldn't say I like taking and giving advice. I’m not too fond of unsolicited advice.
I understand, but I disagree with that, sorry. I don't think we should advise another person. We can listen to other people and ask questions to understand their position, but it is not our task to judge them and tell them what to do.
However, I agree that being open is very important.
Regarding the benefits, I wouldn't use "taking and giving wise advice" instead of saying it is essential to listen to other people, link to other people because we become injured in human relationships. We can heal in human relationships too. So community and honest interpersonal connections are significant to cure ourselves and get inspiration from other people in every area of our lives. Still,l probably talk about the same things, but we use different words.
I believe in coequal relationships; we can develop just in that type of relationship.
Thank you very much for your post; it is good, thought-provoking writing.
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favorme Premium
Awesome contribution. Because I'm talking about giving and taking advice, I have decided to listen actively to everyone's opinion, to everyone's perspective as far as this topic is concerned. We learn from each other.
So thank you so much for your honest contribution to this important topic.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I have taken advice before, Sarah, and have also given advice more than a time or two! I have also both heeded and ignored advice that I have been given, and have had the same done to advice that I have meted out!

Advice is simply what it is--a rendering of our opinion on how to do things! People generally either don't care, or simply want to handle things their own way! Sometimes they come out on top, and sometimes they don't, but then, that is the way of the world, it seems!

Jeff
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favorme Premium
Jeff, I heard you loud and clear! I appreciate it when people are real, and not being sarcastic or technical. I really appreciate your sincerity and valuable contribution as always.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thank you very much, Sarah! I hope that you have an excellent rest of your week, my friend!

Jeff
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favorme Premium
Sure will, thank you, and you do the same, Jeff!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I'm very glad to hear that, Sarah, and I will!

Jeff
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bazboy247 Premium Plus
People want to be heard and not advised
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favorme Premium
That's so true. That's for giving us the conclusion of the matter so to say. I appreciate your wise response.
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Fleeky Premium Plus
Always learning from others
There is no teacher...

😉
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Wise words, Fleeky!
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favorme Premium
Well, if there is no teacher, it then also means that there will be no students or no learners -:) The truth is that everyone is a learner at one point and a teacher at another. Take for instance, what do you do at WA? you're learning or receiving affiliate training right? Then, as you become masterful, you coach others in whatever niche you're in. I will leave it so.
Thanks, so much for your contribution.
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favorme Premium
Indeed it is a loaded statement. Thanks for visiting.
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CountessCtry Premium
Really great blog post.
From experience some folks don't
No matter how you try.
But comes a time they want.
Thank you.
Lula
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favorme Premium
Thanks so much for your kind words. Human beings are very complex. Today, things are getting out of order that anything considered as truth before is now subjective or made to be. My best advice for me and for everyone is "Know Yourself and then Be Yourself."
Once again, thanks!
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