When it comes up to alcohol or drug abuse i can give great advice i been their
For other people...yes. For myself....nope!
Sometimes. It depends on who I'm giving it to.
I'm not too bad at it at times. I'll give advice if it's something I really know about or think I can help. I do agree with Ray though about the cats ! Same advice there from me ! :)
Absolutely. Look at the advice about cats earlier on. I can do that stuff all the time!
No. I know nothing and no one has ever taken my advice. My advice to myself is worthless.
I have a reputation for that in a number of circles.
I'm better at being a friend than I am with advice. I'll offer what I'd do but what I'd do hasn't always worked out well for me.
I've never been able to get any of my kids to take advice so I learned quickly not to give it. Of course, they're all grewed up now.
If I gave Mrs Didge any unsolicited advice I'd probably get a "Yeah, yeah" so I don't go there either.
Then I found Blurtit and everybody here has been awfully kind. Makes me feel wanted. Thank you, Blurters.
I think I can only offer My Personal Perspective on the information provided. Having not personally experienced the topic of discussion or fully understand how the asker is perceiving their question/predicament, I can only answer with what I "think" might be going on.
Sometimes this is merely a good fit or even a facet of understanding that might have alluded the asker at the moment, but now is somehow clear.
Having outlined my personal limitations, I do the best I can and hope for the best.
What you think matters,
what I think doesn't matter at all.
As others have stated, if a person has a problem and shares that with me, I have the opportunity to decide if they are merely venting or they want actual advice. Sometimes, just listening is what they need. Based on my life experiences, I just try to be as open as I can on what I've gone through in the hopes that it helps someone else.