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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

The Consequence of Giving Advice: Reflections on Reputation

Have you ever considered the consequences of giving advice? Our protagonist, a daughter-in-law, is currently reflecting on this very subject. She is observing her husband, who has been receiving advice from his mother-in-law for years, and how he has changed over time. This prompts her to consider the idea that when we give advice, we should also reflect on how closely we follow our own advice. It is a common understanding that the credibility of advice givers is often judged by their actions and behavior. With this in mind, the daughter-in-law realizes the importance of being mindful when giving advice, as it can have a direct impact on one's reputation. So the next time you are thinking of offering guidance to someone, take a moment to reflect on your own actions, and the impact it may have on your reputation.

Giving unsolicited advice can often come across as condescending and can damage one's reputation. It is important to be mindful of the situation and to only offer advice when it is asked for. Additionally, it is important to practice what one preaches and to live by the advice that is given, as this strengthens one's credibility as an advice giver and enhances one's reputation.


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