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Double-reverse irony

“You’re better off doing this.” “But you do the exact opposite!”

Sometimes I give out advice that contradicts my own actions. But just because I don’t follow my own advice doesn’t mean it’s bad. Quite the contrary, it can be an indicator that I actually know what I’m talking about! After making a mistake, I learn from it and try to not do it again. I may fall a second time, even though I knew better. That’s just how things are, mistakes happen.

Besides, sometimes it can be more difficult doing the right thing. I can tell my sister to work hard all I want (and I know she will), but a “but you don’t” reply is inevitable. Yes, I’m not following the advice I hand out, but that’s just because it’s not always the easiest to do. I can see the right path, but I may not be able to walk it.

Long story short, you shouldn’t rate advice quality on the actions of the advisor.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 25/01/2016 (12:27 AM)

    I agree. Even though, “Don’t make the mistakes I’ve amde” might make me sound like a hypocrite, there might be no better advice in the world.

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