nirakaro wrote:Advice I was once given -
The only advice that's ever welcome is advice that's been asked for.
Are we to assume that the only advice worth hearing is that which is "welcome"? Tell that to the sergeant-major. Or the traffic policeman; or a teacher (even of 10 year-olds); or any legitimate authority tasked with giving unwelcome "advice" to the uneducated or sundry inadequates and miscreants.
But perhaps you believe that within an entirely civilian context, those who give unwelcome advice are always to be rejected, vilified, ignored or otherwise have their advice rejected? Alas, the best advice is so very often the advice we don't want to hear, as we go about in our comfy bubbles shouting LAH LAH LAH.
For example, I might advise you not to vote for Boris. This might be unwelcome advice from your point of view but it would be very good advice in as much as it would very probably be against your interest (or anyone's except BoJo's) to vote for the dangerous buffoon. I can think of several more examples, including: "It's better all 'round for people not to live in their comfy bubbles but to listen to sometimes difficult facts and alternate viewpoints".
I would give this advice to that Trump but would he listen!? No, he'd be coming over here, twittering in the forum about strangers telling him off. Mind, he just a 10 year-old so perhaps he'd get some sympathy?