My job is to determine what I want to do with the advice given to me. If I believe it is good, then I will put it to use, probably in the near future. If I don't agree with it, then I may disregard it totally. Another thing that constitutes good advice is that it should be honest. If I give someone advice that I wouldn't take, were I put in the same situation, then it most likely isn't good.
This means for good advice to work that it must be left up to the person to follow. Nobody likes to be told what to do. They resent it when they are and probably won’t go back for advice again. I know I wouldn’t. Advice that doesn’t work is simple, it doesn’t have a good outcome when followed.
For advice to be good options should present themselves. I won't want to be told there is only one way to do something. No straight forward answer should ultimately clinch it for me. I'd want insight from a variety of sources. Such as verbal and non-verbal, sentences and actions.
I’ll analyze the situation like I am giving very important advice. There has to be a connection between the reader and I. The second connection is where I shouldn’t jumble up advice, otherwise it won't be good. The same goes with writing. Size doesn't matter, but I should get to the points I want to reach, otherwise I’ll lose the reader's attention.
My discovery was surprising, yet simple. Good writing is something that I could never learn from an instructor: it is something that everyday experiences have taught me all along. Since I began writing while first learning to read, the words that other authors had written become my foundation for good writing. I have experienced both good writing and bad writing enough to know that good writing is more enjoyable for the reader. When I read literature that is similar to something that I have read before, what the author is saying is no longer of interest to me; however, when I read literature that speaks in a unique way about a topic or speaks... ... middle of paper ... ...ing into something brilliant that others will appreciate.
When we started this discussion a couple weeks ago, I knew what good advice was, or at least I thought I did. Good advice was something that came from the mouth of someone I respected and looked up to. It came from my parents, grandparents, and Davey, the man I wrote about in my narrative. Good advice usually lead to something good, but sometimes bad things were the result of that good advice. Consider the situation of me telling on my best friend for drinking.
Good advice can come from absolutely anyone. In narratives from our class, advice came from friends, relatives, colleges, experts, and enemies. However, all the advice we consider good advice was given to the advisee as an option, not a command. “Good advice should not be pushed on a person,” said Jeff Stotko. Not many people were willing to accept advice from someone who was telling them what to do.
It has to be from the heart, not just said for the sake of being said. Generally, good advice has to come from experience. I can't tell a friend that I understand a situation if I have never experienced it myself. Although, the advisor won't know everything about anything, with the advisors' experience, reliable advice should be given. I have found and observed that the best advice is given from someone that knows what it feels like to be in the same position.
Obviously you should not listen to your parents if they are telling you to do something that is dangerous or something that could harm you because they clearly don’t have your best interests in mind if they are asking you to do that. I know that this may seem like a no brainer to some people but not always. Some kids are trained to do everything that their parents tell them but when they aren’t really thinking of you it is more than ok but even good to disobey them. Your parents are supposed to help you through life and try to raise you as a good person but if they are intentionally telling you to get hurt they ar... ... middle of paper ... ...he situation as well as you and don’t understand the consequences. Obviously you should not listen to your parents if they are telling you to do something that is dangerous or something that could harm you because they clearly don’t have your best interests in mind if they are asking you to do that.
One must understand that philosophy shouldn’t be pursed without love or passion. You must not think of philosophy as work. It must not be force upon you. You have to want to do philosophy. If your love or passion in philosophy isn’t there, then you truly aren’t seeking wisdom.