Matthew Mario Di Pasquale · Opinions

Don't take my advice


„Das — ist nun mein Weg, — wo ist der eure?“ so antwortete ich Denen, welche mich „nach dem Wege“ fragten. Den Weg nämlich — den giebt es nicht!

"This—is now my way,—where is yours?" Thus I answered those who asked me "for the way". The way, namely—it doesn't exist!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

Follow my advice at your own risk and at the risk of others and other things. Like probably almost all, if not all, advice, none of my advice (or ideas, opinions, suggestions, etc) may be good for everyone, or even anyone, including myself. Please don't use my advice (or a misinterpretation of it) in ways that cause harm. If you do use my advice, please at least use it for good.

I don't know why I think you shouldn't take my advice, but I think a couple of reasons are that I'm not perfect, so neither is my advice, and much, probably most, if not all, of my advice is actually for myself, so it may not apply at all to you or anyone else.

Some of the things I advise I do; some of them I don't do but probably should. What can I say? I'm not Gandhi. (You can google 'gandhi stop eating sugar' if you didn't get that last reference.) Anyway, I don't think it's always immoral to tell people to do things if you're not doing them yourself, although it's probably a good way to piss people off.

I'm not a professional, such as a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, but I also don't think it's always immoral for people without credentials to give advice. Still, I suggest you don't take my advice, or the advice of others, even professionals, or at least not without a grain of salt. Don't even take my advice to not take my advice. And don't take my advice to not take my advice to not take my advice, ad infinitum.