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[Opinion] Got one?

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ― Benjamin Franklin Never take down a fence unless you know why it was constructed in the first place. “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”― Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

The Give and Take of Advice

by Michael Corthell A recent study looked at several kinds of advice that people get and give to understand how likely people are to use it. Four types of advice were studied: Advice for. A recommendation to pick a particular option. Advice against.    A recommendation to avoid a particular option. Information only.   Advisor supplies a piece of information that the decision maker might not know about. Decision support.  Advisor suggests how to go about making the choice, but does not make a specific recommendation. In general, the study found, all of these types of advice were useful to some degree, however information only was the most useful kind of advice. That is, people found it most helpful when people told them about aspects of the options that they might not have known about already. ''If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.'' Best Advice Always get permission. If yo