How many times have your friends said dude I really want your opinion? Well minus the “dude” part maybe a million times I would say.
You sit and listen for a good 30 minutes. You nod your head, you understand what your friend is saying and then finally they ask for your advice on the questions they proposed.
“billy bob i really think you should do blah…”
Let me tell you something. They don’t care what you are saying or what advice you can give them.
I have realized this lately when people ask for my opinion. Not that mine is a good one but I suggest certain things to people and finally realized regardless what I say people are going to do what they want to do.
They only ask for your advice to confirm what they want to do. This is not true all the time but I have a new easy solution:
Ask people what they want to do. Tell them to do that. Simple huh:)
Or be smart and don’t say anything;) Am I totally wrong on this?