Updated: Jan 2, 2021
“Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having.” – George S. Clason
Note to self: Quantity of words…comparable to bodies of water! Yes, I said it. I know, an abstract comparison, I get it. You may agree with me on a few things though, follow me. I’m ultimately referring to the classic standoff between quality and quantity. Water, unquantifiable depths and power. Words, unquantifiable depths and power.
Oceans, seas, rivers, ponds, deltas, and so many other bodies of water that are either man-made or natural, but we’ll only discuss about a few bodies of water for now.
Oceans and seas, boast with an abundance of water that support innumerable species of wildlife, plants, and even hidden treasures belonging to pirates in the Caribbean (I had to!). Oceans and seas allow ships to cruise and transport commodities from one corner of the earth to the next, serving as a conduit for trade between nations. People enjoy the ability to leverage the strength of buoyancy and gravity whether swimming or sailing on the oceans and seas, the sheer quantity of which can be intimidating.
Then, there are rivers and streams, which are much smaller in size and not as intimidating as the deep blue seas. Here’s the connection - there is a key distinction that must not go unnoticed. With all the depth, greatness, and unquantifiability, ocean water can be deadly! Well, at least as it pertains to consuming too much of it. Drinking seawater is toxic (insert the skull and cross-bone symbol for poison here). On the other hand, rivers and streams, way less quantity by comparison, but carry two-thirds of our drinking water.
Okay, what’s my point? As much as ocean water and words of advice are seen as free-flowing and without a filter, all water is not “good water,” similarly, all words of advice are not “Good words of advice.” In particular, my comparison, boils down to this - be mindful of what you consume by way of “words of advice.”
This needs to be considered whether we’re discussing general advice for health or wealth, your status depends on what you consume. Seek out consumption of quality, engagement with those you can trust. Do not consume too much advice from those that don’t have either the knowledge, experience, and much, much, more valuable the education and credentials to back it up. Okay, if you’ve gotten this far, you get the point. Drop me a line and let’s discuss!
Remember this point, all advice is not good for you, just like all water isn’t good for you (don’t forget this if you ever get stranded at sea).