According to its dictionary definition, the word “advice” has a number of different meanings:
- The word can have a specific meaning related to legal advice. Which is the giving of a formal and binding opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law.
- In constitutional law, advice is a binding instruction issued to a constitutional office-holder.
- In the world of computer programming, advice is a technical term when a join point is reached when a piece of code is executed.
- Advice has another technical meaning in complexity theory. It is a string with extra information used by a Turing machine or other computing device.
But, for most of us, the word is taken to refer to an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to an action or conduct.
Our LifeDaily team has chosen pieces of advice from various sources for you to take note of. Some of it is serious, much of it is cynical.
Browse through our selection and decide which advice would be good for you:
- I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
- If at first you don’t succeed, you’ll get a lot of free advice from folks who didn’t succeed either.
- Never give advice. A wise man won’t need it. A fool won’t heed it.
- Take my advice, I don’t use it anyway.
- When you give advice, remember that Socrates was a Greek philosopher who went around giving good advice. They poisoned him.
- Nothing is more frequently ignored than good advice accompanied by bad example.
- Don’t be troubled if the temptation to give advice is irresistible; the ability to ignore it is universal.
- Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
- Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.
- You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway
- Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.
- The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
- If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
- It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
- I never take advice from anyone more messed up than I am.
As you see, the advice offered is serious and not so serious.
Which of the pieces of advice are relevant to you? In general, do you take advice or give it?
Do people act upon the advice you give? Do you act on theirs?
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