Profile 1: A person with a failed marriage, an unwanted child, and many regrets of time wasted and relationships lost.
Profile 2: A person in a successful relationship, in a career that gives them time and challenges, facing future obstacles, but loving their life at the moment.
Profile 3: A person in a happy relationship, with very-loved children, who has seen the worst of the worst, but has prevailed through tenacity and talent.
Question: Is it likely that when you ask them for advice in a certain situation, they will all give you identical advice? It depends on the situation somewhat, but generally the answer will be ‘no.’
Prima Facie Analysis: In choosing who to ask for advice, you are essentially prejudicing the chances of your future actions. A person who has lived through more shades of moral gray area will tend to be more permisive than one who has never found themselves in questionable situations.
Concern: Sometimes there are some people you just can’t ask for advice. Sometimes you only have one or two people you can ask for advice.
Worry: Some people only surround themselves with happy people. Some people only surround themselves with funny or smart people. Some surround themselves with yes-men.
Secunda Facie Analysis: The type of person you are has a huge impact on who you feel comfortable with, which has a huge impact on who your friends and consiglieres are…. which could be absolutely terrible..