It’s not always easy to tell the difference between bad advice and wisdom.
A lot of bad advice sounds like bad advice. But some of it is shrouded in such pretty words and thoroughly twisted rationale that it sounds like good advice.
Some of the most intelligent and well-rationalized words ever written turn out to be total rubbish after a few years.
The only thing that tells the truth is time.
Bad advice quite quickly reveals itself over time.
But wise words age well.
Often, they stand the test of a few hundred years or more and still hold true.
Only time can tell which advice is worth heeding.
But that doesn’t mean we should sit around waiting to find out.