On Giving Advice
"To what do you attribute your success [in life]?"
"First, to attend strictly to my own business. Strictly to let other people's business alone. Observing this, I incurred no ill will by inter-meddling with others, and I saved my time for the development and improvement of my own business [and self!]"
"Be very sparing of letters [and giving] of advice. As a rule, you will have enough to do to attend to your own affairs; and, as a general thing, advice even when solicited is liable to give offence"
-Thomas Edie Hill / Hill's Manual, 1885
*Areas in brackets added by me.
One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received is not to give it. Strangely easier said than done!?
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