AWA 22


The best way to give advice to other people is to find out what they want and then advise them how to attain it.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/pr examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.

Give a poor man a fish one day and you feed him for one day. Make the same person learn fishing and you can feed him for all his life. This famous saying applies here also. I agree with the above said opinion that the best way of advising people is to find what they want in life and help them living it but the statement cannot be accepted completely due to the below said reasons.

Firstly, most of us are not successful because we are not worthy of it but we are confused as if what we are looking toward to have in our lives. We take life as it comes to us. We restrain ourselves from weighing our options. In fact, many finings have shown that most of us cannot write down 10 things that we want out of our lives even if we are given ample time to do so. The similar scenario is applicable when we go to buy consumer products like soap, toothpaste and many more.

Secondly, what people might think to be the best for us, may not be the best for us. Generally, we are molded by our parents in a certain way. For example, I was always said not to watch English movies as they are bad, in my childhood. It was until my college days when things changed. I realized that what we see in our movies are something real, things which we can relate to in our daily lives. So, if what Sex is shown in movies. After all, don’t we accept Sex as the integral act of nature in our bedrooms and hence, there is no harm in showing sex in movies too.

Lastly, sometimes people hide their true self. The reason may be society and many more. In such a scenario, it is very difficult to know what a person truly wants. But if someone knows it, then advising and guiding him to realize his dream is definitely the best form of advice one can give.

Therefore, I believe that knowing the wants of a human being, even by the person himself, is the most difficult thing but if this can be figured out, then helping the person in living his want or dream is the most valuable advice the other person can give.

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