There is no such thing as good advice

There is no such thing as “good advice.”

There is just perspective that resonates at a certain point of time. After all, what sounded like good advice to us five years ago may be terrible advice in our current circumstances… and vice versa.

Internalizing this makes it easier on both advice givers* and receivers.

Advice givers share better perspective when they’re freed from attempting to tell someone what they think they should do. This freedom enables them to share their stories and the lessons they took away from them while helping them realize that these journey was shaped by their unique experiences, privilege, and lucky breaks.

And, advice receivers make better decisions when they realize that it is on them to collect multiple perspectives and choose a course of action that best suits their current context.

*This is especially the case when advice givers are “successful.”