From a young age, most of us heard advice. Maybe some of it was actually good. But there comes a time when, later in life, you’ve either figured things out or you’re simply not going to. And there are enough people doing marginally better than you who love to tell you and others how to live life…because they aren’t doing such a great job with the adulting thing themselves. Knocking you makes them feel better about their lives.
And then there’s us, two guys who offer one bit of advice at the end of every show. We don’t expect you to take it, though…as you’ll hear, we’re not the biggest fans of advice…
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Christopher is headed into the storms of East Texas for the annual writing retreat he does with a friend. So, in an effort to get the episode out, here’s what we discuss this week:
- What is the first advice you remember hearing?
- Why do you think people like giving advice?
- How do you go about giving advice?
- Do you like receiving advice?
- What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
- What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received?
- What are your thoughts on unsolicited advice?
- Where (or who) do you go for advice?
- Has advice ever changed your life or the way you look at things?
- How has the Internet — particularly social media — changed advice?
- What are some problems with giving or receiving advice?
- If you could give your younger self one bit of advice, what would it be?
- Is there one bit of advice you’d give for society in general?