Recognizing the Bad Advice
Whenever someone gives you advice, you have to carefully consider whether they’re saying it to help you, or to reaffirm a choice they made.
When you start listening for this kind of advice, you’ll see it everywhere. Most advice is to re-affirm the advice-giver’s beliefs, and not to help you. You can only fully trust advice when it does not support the giver’s decisions.Otherwise, you have to weigh it for what truth might be in it, get more data, and form your own opinions.
Here are some common forms of bad advice: