I’ve always liked giving advice. I suppose it started when I realized the people I really looked up to could almost always bestow some form of wisdom on me when I wanted, needed, or deserved it. The respect I had for my father was more than I’ve felt towards any one person thus far in my life. This was in no small part due to his being a human dictionary of sorts; there was never a question that he failed to answer for me and more often than not, the answers were thought provoking or had some form of moral included.
I want to be someone that others can look up to and ask questions, knowing I’ll have an answer. I wouldn’t say it’s for any selfish reason other than I like the feeling of someone telling me the advice I’d given them was beneficial somehow. I’d say this is a goal of mine because I want to give back in the way that my dad gave me insight into my life and the way the world works.
I honestly have no idea how to make this work other than practice and being able to keep a level head. The important part is being able to read people and understand what they need to hear. That was the most impressive part about my dad’s advice I think. He could tell me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear, which is a skill I personally don’t see enough of. So the resources I’d need to accomplish this are probably just people to talk to and a willingness to help. 17 months ago