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July 08, 2009
Advice "experts" tell us we require more advice these days because we are in an "Age of Uncertainty."
(As opposed to the last Age of Certainty.)
But advice, good or bad, has always been with us.
Sir William Marshall gave sage advice to King John of England about the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 at Runnymede.
“This will be good for your image.”
French Marshal Joachim Murat reportedly advised Napoleon that “Waterloo will be your greatest triumph.”
When asked if investors should take their money out of Bear Stearns, days before the collapse, CNBC's Jim Cramer screamed:
"No! No! No!"
The first advice column supposedly came from The Athenian Mercury, published in London twice weekly between 1690 and 1697.
A "society of experts," called The Athenian Society, formed by John Dunton, would give expert counsel on questions submitted by the magazine's readers.
Forty percent of the questions were about marriage under the heading of "constraints" that mainly had to do with a lack of parental consent.
Advice columns in America go back to the 18th century when they were called "Letters to the Lovelorn." They took hold in the 1950s, with real-life twin sisters who ran advice columns under the names of "Ann Landers" and Abigail Van Buren as "Dear Abby."
You can even get advice on how to become an advice columnist; you don't even need a degree in psychology.
Good to know since there are many people seeking answers:
“I know my best friend's husband is having an affair. Should I tell her?”
“My mother in law is always dropping in unannounced...should I change the locks and get a Doberman?”
"My neighbor is constantly asking me about my sex life...should I lie?"
Writers are very good when it comes to coming up with advice, since they’ll do anything to keep from writing.
“Never play cards with any man named "Doc."
Never eat at any place called "Mom's.
And never, never, no matter what else you do in your whole life, never sleep with anyone whose troubles are worse than your own.”
It also may be reassuring to know that there are also experts that will give you advice on how to handle unsolicited advice. Since there are a growing number of people that would rather talk about your problems than do anything about their own.
Look for this warning flag:
"I know this is none of my business but..."
Speaking of which, (okay if you ask nicely) what’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? The worst? Is advice better to give than receive?
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Whose advice do you take?