The saying that with age comes wisdom couldn’t be more true, but as young adults we can’t see that. We believe that we know everything there is to know, so we seek advice and approval from our peers. For some reason we tend to avoid getting an older perspective for advice.
Lately I’ve been going to my older friends and family for advice because it’s hit me that advice from people who are the same age as me can be a little skewed. While I respect what my friends have to say, they can only look at things from a few angles while someone who’s had more life experience can see more of what’s at stack.
With my job situation I wanted to get some advice on what should be my next move. So I went and asked some of my older friends and family and they gave me some guidance on what my next moves should be. They helped me see the whole picture and the paths I can choose from. When I talked to my friends about it they simply said I should apply for more jobs.
It’s understandable that we prefer talking to our friends more than talking to our family or older friends, but they can only help so much. We have to be wise enough to realize we need to seek further help; until we do then we might only see just one side of every situation.