Today I decided to chuck the laptop in my backpack and head out to get a coffee and do some work out of the office…
It’s good being able work from where I want, the same workplace can get tedious without any variety…
While I was getting stuck into one of the better almond lattes I’ve come across, I couldn’t help but hear the conversation of two young women at the table next to me, gossiping away.
I did have my headphones in, and I only had my music switched off for a moment (as to avoid said gossip infiltrating my brain), but what I gathered these ladies were talking about some kind of relationship problem, and what I did catch was this:
“I haven’t been in a relationship for years, but I’m always the one giving relationship advice”
Hold it right there…
If that’s the case, the appropriate response from her friend should have been:
“Oh, well if that’s the case I shouldn’t really be taking advice from you then, no offence”
But as far as I could tell, the advice was well received.
It makes sense, so it has to be good, right?
Nope nope nope.
Anyway, I couldn’t care less what those particular women do or don’t do, but my point is this:
Everyone THINKS they know how to do this and the best way to do that.
But it’s mostly all fluffy opinions they’ve pulled out of their ass, or regurgitated nonsense.
And you will experience a lot of problems and continue to do so until you start taking advice from people who have done what you are trying to do.
Most people don’t know squat about pretty much everything.
Especially in the major areas of life, such as:
- Finances (the majority are broke)
- Health (the majority are fat and/or unhealthy)
- Relationships (the majority are frustrated with their dating life)
- Happiness (the majority are depressed and/or anxious most of the time)
It stands to reason that you should perform your due diligence, before you decide someone is worth listening to.
Just because they have something to say, doesn’t mean it’s automatically worth listening to.
Use some objectivity to decide if this person lives the advice they’re trying to give, or if they have the experience to know what they’re talking about…
Otherwise, let their words infect someone else’s brain.
You can’t afford to let in anything but the best into yours.
All the best,
Ryan “The Majority Are Wrong” Kuchel