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“After an hour or two of uncommunicative silence, the old woman decided that the solar panels had absorbed enough sunlight to run the photocopier now and she disappeared to rummage inside her cave. She emerged at last with a few sheaves of paper and fed them through the machine.
She handed the copies to Arthur.
‘This is, er, this is your advice then, is it?’ said Arthur, leafing through them uncertainly.
‘No,’ said the old lady. ‘It’s the story of my life. You see, the quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead. Now, as you look through this document you’ll see that I've underlined all the major decisions I ever made to make them stand out.’” - Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Approaching a new place with a reasonable degree of skepticism is a hard-wired survival instinct. Modern, consumer-oriented society affirms this perceiving, “the ultimate consumer goal is to buy the best product from the best representative” - Storyselling for Financial Advisors. The flip-side being when an individual parts with hard-earned money and receives an inferior product because of lack of time or energy to know any different.
“Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having.” - George Clason