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Advice - Is it Better to Give than to Receive?

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Advice - Is it Better to Give than to Receive?

Advice and the language it’s given in can work only if the person in need of it can handle what is being said to them and accept it. Otherwise it just goes in one ear and out the other. Advice to me needs to be spoken in a calm and rational way or I tend not to listen to it. It can be advice from parents, relatives, friends, colleagues, or just about anyone, even myself.

Advice given to me when I was younger was a lot different than when I got older. I tended not to listen to my parents. At nine and ten, they gave me an allowance. I saw it as money to run out and spend on candy. They saw it as a learning opportunity and a chance to instill a value system in me. At first I didn’t take the advice, in fact it took years to realize the im...

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that advice and the language it's given in can only work if the person in need of it can handle what is being said to them and accept it.
  • Describes how they didn't listen to their parents' advice when they were younger. they saw it as money to run out and spend on candy.
  • Narrates how they sought advice and stayed out of trouble. mike perpich and jackie brooks talked about the danger in underage drinking in their papers.
  • Analyzes how jackie's story relates to her frustration with her builder. the builders advice worked because he suggested things and let her realize the problem on her own.
  • Narrates how their parents bought land with an existing house on it, and after much persuasion on their part, their dad tore it down. the advice was hazy because of the new house idea.
  • Opines that giving advice has taught them to be understanding, compassionate, and a good listener.
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