Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Giving advice is easy--taking it is hard

"Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble."
- Sidney J. Harris

There's a big difference between sympathy and empathy. The person who is empathic toward you has been where you are, has felt what you feel, has ground teeth and burned emotion as you do.

All problems are relatively small to someone who has not had your kind of problem.
Your problems are the worst anyone has had. We all think that way. However, you would be neglectful toward your own interests to ignore someone who has had your problem before and overcome it.

In most cases, what will survive when the present problems have all past is your future. Keep your eye on it when visibility through the present is poor.

That's where you're going and you won't get there unless you keep going in the right direction.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to help everyone stay on the path toward the future they want for themselves.
Learn more at http://billallin.com/cgi/index.pl

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