Thursday, April 9, 2009

Advice Is Like a Dog Biscuit

I am often reading other people's blogs, watching talk shows, and many other forms of "studies on life." What has come to me about all this advice-giving is that it is so important to know when advice applies to you and when it is totally useless. Advice is like a dog biscuit, in that if you are a dog, a dog biscuit is perfect for you. However, if you are a cat, you can eat a dog biscuit, but it may not be what you need. Same thing with advice. If you are an overly serious person who takes life too seriously, than advice about "carpe diem" and "lighten up" apply to you. However, if you are a partier who does not take responsibilities seriously, this type of advice is not what you need. So, here is my advice about advice! Know yourself and pay attention to advice that you know is right for you. A Buddhist maxim states that giving advice is like throwing a lotus blossom into a river, hoping to change its flow. People will ultimately do what they want no matter the advice. The best advice I've ever heard are the following three things:

1. Pay attention
2. Pay attention
3. Pay attention

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