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Posted: 5/21/2003 9:24:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 9:27:09 PM EDT by whisper300]
Just curious. I ask for advice and tend to follow it till I sense a need to do otherwise. Some people seem to do the opposite of what you tell them, after they ASK for advice. Go figure. [banghead]
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 9:27:08 PM EDT
I make a point to read books others recommend, because no one ever reads what I recommend [:(!] I'm about to take a friend's advice to buy a new car even though I cant really afford it, because I constantly bitch about my gas-guzzling death trap.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 9:28:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 9:28:53 PM EDT by chetchat]
Originally Posted By whisper300: Just curious. I ask for advice and tend to follow it till I sense a need to do otherwise. Some people seem to do the opposite of what you tell them, after they ASK for advice. Go figure. [bounce]
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A lot of times people just want reaffirmation of their own conclusions about what to do. That way - if it goes bad - they (a) don't feel as alone in making a bad choice, and/or (b) they can shift some guilt on the person who's advice they took.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 9:31:18 PM EDT
This is too weird. I was just talking to a friend about the SAME EXACT TOPIC not more than 10 minutes ago. [:D] First what I do is get AS MUCH advice as possible...lets say a car mechanic... which car would you go for with the least repairs. And take that in consideration. I would NEVER EVER take a salesman's advice.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 9:31:21 PM EDT
I do not ask for advice and for some reason my friends seldom offer any.... t
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 9:36:38 PM EDT
I usually ask for an 'opinion' rather than advice. Then, I'll use it depending on how I need to justify what I'm doing. Bending opinions to justify the actions is my typically warped way of getting what I want...[:D]
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