Wednesday, October 12, 2005

On Giving Advice

When acquaintances and even friends act on their urges to give me advice, what I usually see up behind the scenes is the box in which they want to fit me.

If they give me advice very well, I see the softer side of their superiority complexes.

And if they don't give advice very well, meaning meekly or at least lovingly and humbly, then I see, well, their own aspirations at best, at worst, arrogance.

Control - or should I say the pursuit of or illusion of control? - can't make a person geunuinely feel safe. The only thing that can is the opposite, really - offering nothing but humility, affection, acceptance and PEACE.


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