Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Why Did They Give Me Such Dumb Advice?

Many times, we get upset and/or hurt when others fail to understand what we are going through. They often give us poor advice concerning our situation. They even give us advice that they would not even adhere to if they were facing the same crisis or dilemma. The next time that this happens to you, try to understand and tell yourself that the person that you really want to understand your situation is probably incapable of sympathizing with you. Why? Simply put, he/she or they have no point of reference. It is very difficult to relate to a situation - let alone give advice or an understanding ear - when you have nothing in your life to compare with the situation at hand.