A Pinch of Advice

Published: 14/04/21

It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past.

Austin Kleon

I have two of Austin’s books in my possession at the moment. Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work.

I’ve noticed that advice from other people (and myself), is often directly to do with what’s happened to them before. A weird kind of unconscious “it worked for me, so it’ll probably work for you too” situation.

If I am asking friends for help with something, I try to collect differing opinions. Then I can better draw my own conclusion based on what I actually believe, rather than taking the first answer based on one person’s past experience.

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