"There is just one life for each of us: our own."
Sometimes we think others are better than we are and we give them power in our lives. We look to them for guidance and wisdom, and we count on them to know all of the things that we feel uncertain about. And they indulge us readily. They have information and plenty of advice.But sometimes, down the road a bit, we realize that they don't know quite as much as we think they did, and that truthfully, we can guide ourselves better by our own inner compass than they can steer us from afar.
Before I take someone's advice, I make sure I really know who I am asking.