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Lynn Hummel: Let me give you some advice

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Let me give you some advice. Here it is: don’t be giving advice.

There is an old German proverb: “Never give advice unless asked.” I would add this… “and then, only seldom.”


Generally speaking, unsolicited advice is about as welcome as an evangelist at your door from some church other than your own. If you hear the expression, “Let me give me some friendly advice,” it will be about as friendly as a punch in the gut — and as welcome.

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