Thursday, August 20, 2009

How Do You Feel About Giving Advice? 1 Cartoon, 4 Funny Quotes

From Denny: As we live our lives people are always asking for our advice, or are they? Many times people just want a "sounding board" to hear the sound of their own voice out loud with another live person listening. That little drama is so they don't appear to be talking to themselves like a crazy person. Since the new technology of BlueTooth phones people are now just left wondering if you are still crazy by walking around with an ear attachment that still makes you look like you are talking to yourself in public places... :)

When the (inevitable and dreaded) time comes to give advice the result is usually the expected: outright rejection because of the fear of change, waffling with doubt because it challenges them to change, and, even though they know they need to change to get a better outcome, they are still sitting on the fence in the decision department. Then there are the salesmen who try to sell you on their version of how to handle their dilemma which usually makes no sense, sometimes is laughable and you then you have to stifle the giggle. People: love them anyway!


* Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. - Cicero

* Sometimes I give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. - Mary Wortley Montagu

* When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice. - Charles Varlet de La Grange, Pensées, 1872

* Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. - Gordon R. Dickson
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