What I would like to do this morning is to write. That’s what I sat down here to do; with both hands—type with both hands. I can only write with one hand at the time, but for me typing with one hand is seriously limiting.
I could type with both hands if it weren’t for these boiled peanuts in front of me. I like ’em anytime, anyplace!
I’m so easy to lose my place in life, that when I got up to get a fresh cup of coffee (I have never once in my life referred to coffee as Joe or Java, or anything other than coffee-so don’t expect it now) and noticed the peanuts, I brought a bowl back to the desk.
These are giant peanuts, so I didn’t have the will power to pass ’em by. I mean what could be better than writing, drinking coffee, and eating boiled peanuts; all at the same time?
Peanuts that weren’t dripping juice out of the shell when I open them?
I’m telling you it’s a mess! If I were actually writing with a pen and pad, you wouldn’t even be able to read it, because of the water stained paper and smudged handwriting.
That’s why I would advise anyone from eating boiled peanuts and writing about them on a keyboard simultaneously.
In fact as soon as I realized that I would advise against such an act of foolishness, I stopped what I was doing, finished up my peanuts, and cleaned my hands up with a paper towel.
That brings me right up to what I wanted to talk about when I sat down here, which is—free advice.
I’ve lived a fair amount of living and seen and experienced more than almost anyone I personally know, so I naturally just accumulated a lot of living and doing information along the way.
Granted, most of it’s pretty useless information, but some of what I’ve learned from living could help some people out on their own journey.
Some of it’s real small advice, like if you carry them boiled peanuts to the computer, you ain’t going to be able to stop eating them even when you see juice running off your hands onto the keyboard. Just leave ’em alone until you’re through at the computer.
That’s real good advice from my personal life, and you can see from my own knowledge why you shouldn’t eat boiled peanuts and type. It’s too messy!
Some advice I got for people is larger advice. Don’t be getting married just because you scared no body wants you, or you running late compared to all the people you went to school with.
See, that there is real good advice I learned from the doing. So I could advise against that cause it can make some real big messes in a lot of lives.
Who’s Listening to Advice?
You see, both of those is real good advice for most anybody, but do you think anyone’s gonna listen? Naw, they ain’t!
Well, fact is they may be listening and nodding yes while you’re explaining the facts of the advice to them, but it ain’t gonna do ’em no good.
That advice will rarely do anybody any good, and do you know why I decided it ain’t being accepted as usable information?
Because it’s free advice!
I bet you if you knew how many people been on the planet up to now, you would know how many people done offered up free advice to somebody. There’s so much free advice floating around, people simply ain’t paying no attention to none of it!
Over the last few years, I have spent a fair amount of time thinking this advice situation over, and want to share just a couple more thought patterns with you on the subject.
Do you know who’s advice people will follow? I do, ’cause I thought about it and I also did personal research on the matter.
Paid advisers are who is running this world.
That’s right! Paid advisers! If people ain’t paying, they ain’t listening! And that right there’s a true thing.
It’s sad because if it’s good advice, they gonna pay. They either gonna pay money and follow directions, or they gonna pay with messes. Either way pay is due.
I been one more opinionated free adviser all of my adult days, I do believe. I’ve come straight out with it and I’ve sorta sugar coated that I was teaching—so it would be easier to swallow. I’ve tried to be helpful on just about any subject you can name, but if anybody WAS listening—they just got mad about me being a ‘know it all”.
I even asked my own daughter once how come she didn’t ever just come straight up to me and ask me for advice or knowledge on any one subject? Guess what she said back. You can’t! You wouldn’t guess in a million years, so I’ll tell you:
“I can’t ask you for advice or knowledge, ’cause you never shut up sharing free advice and knowledge long enough for anybody to ask a question.” My own daughter told me that?
Well, to tell you the truth, that didn’t even make sense to me, being the “helping hand” I was at the time; Long before I realized didn’t no body care about me helping ’em out.
But like I said a walla go, I been around a pretty good bit, so I finally saw the truth of the matter: Don’t nobody wanna hear it, ’cause it’s just free advice.
Listen, I’m gonna tell you how true that is for everybody, including myself.
People always sending me whole courses in the email. Courses about just about anything you can dream up. Know what I do with ’em?
I download a zillion ebooks a year, make file systems in Gmail to separate each one so I don’t forget and can easily get back to them.
Then I forget them and start paying attention to somebody else giving out free advice. Over and over and over.
Then when I really want to know how to do something, like make a Kindle book, or write a real good post, or how to boil peanuts, I start searching the internet for it.
Since I really do need some advice and some knowledge on this subject now, I pay some person some rather outrageous sum for some “hoot” of a course.
Know what I do some months later?
I see their name in my Gmail file, or maybe my ebook download file, and I say that’s the Guru I’m paying to teach me “xyz”. Let’s see what the’re doing here in my files?
I look in their file, and see almost every darngone thing I’m paying for now? I mean they was already sending me free advice! Free!
Did I take it? Naw? It weren’t no good to me, ’cause who would give out real authentic and useful advice free? I just couldn’t eat that up free. I could store it, but it couldn’t be that important—it was free?
But as soon as I got to making monthly payments on the same advice, I’m rushing to them everyday. I’m making life better for myself with this paid advice, and bragging to other people how this paid course is teaching me all I need?
You get what I’m saying here? I’m a saying stop eating boiled peanuts while typing on the keypad is free; it’s good advice, but it won’t do you no good. Not if you like peanuts as much as me? You gonna have to pay.
You wanna know how to lose weight I can tell you free, I can tell you how to lower your blood pressure without medication, I can tell you how to stop anxiety FREE! It’s all right over there at BestCuresforAnxiety.com and some more.
I’m telling you, it ain’t really important to nobody but to me, ’cause ain’t nobody paying for that free advice. YET!
You know what’s bad about that? No matter how much I want to change the world all to be just like me, they ain’t gonna change ’til they a payin up.