Good Advice is Hard to Find
Advice is something that is very important in my life and in the life of most others. It allows us to ask another person their feelings and experiences about certain situations they have encountered in his/hers lifetime and then attempt use that information to help yourself.
Good advice however is hard to come by. My dad has many stories that begin with, “Well when I was your age…” This is an example of bad advice. It is hard to relate what he experienced to my life, because of the generations of difference.
Good advice to me is something that I ask for, and in my past, has come from people who know me extremely well. I agree with most in that good advice can come from anyone, but the best has come from my friends. They know my feelings in general and how I have reacted to certain situations in my past. In general, advice also needs to come from someone I trust and respect. I also tend to listen more closely and see how I can adapt it to my life if the advice has come from someone who is close to me, especially if it is someone who I believe to have made good decisions in his/her past.
Good advice should be able to be applied to the situation in question with out too much thinking. For example, my friend Ryan usually tells me, “This has happened to you and now you need to do this.” No long drawn out story about his childhood, just the facts on what he thinks I should do. If he give me advice about something and I say, “Oh yea… huh…” that would be the feeling good advice.
I also think advice that is good needs to cover the whole spectrum of repercussions if you decide to take this advice. For example if I were to ask someone about buying a car. The best advice would be this car is reliable, affordable and in good...