The best advice often comes from people who don’t try to tell you the answer.
Instead they give you a new approach to thinking about the question so that you can solve it.
Which, by the way, often leads to a slightly better answer.
This is displayed artfully in the international best seller “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Victor Frankl. The author shares his story of incredibly courage as well as a powerful analogy on how many people approach the question of the meaning of life.
Asking someone “What is the meaning of life?” is similar to asking someone “What’s the best move?” in a game of chess. It all depends on your circumstance.
So the next time you’re asked for advice, consider asking a question that will help your audience arrive at a better answer themselves.