Taking advice from other people first is a CLEVER thing to do
This is an interesting thing that I discovered when I was working with a team of developers in Johannesburg in 2001. What I discovered is this…. it is very important to know how to handle unexpected situations and also how to handle accidental events… When you realize that something can lead to an accident or a sudden bad event, first you must learn to TAKE THE ADVICE of OTHER people FIRST… learn to STOP and first look at the advice from other people FIRST, after you take a look at their advice, if you see that they were WRONG in their advice you can then simply ignore their advice and you can just continue to do it your way… at least this way if they were RIGHT then you still had a chance to use their advice because you stopped to have a look at their advice. But if you ignore their advice and you blindly go ahead with your way, then you taking the risk of FAILING alone !!! If their advice was RIGHT… then you did NOT take a look at their advice first, so if you are WRONG in your way then it means you LOST a chance to avoid that trouble because you ignored their advice totally and if you are WRONG in doing things your way then you can NO LONGER go back to use their advice because it will be too late… you will have already SUFFERED the trouble because you decided to use your own way BEFORE checking the advice from other people first !! So it is ALWAYS clever to STOP and take a look at other people’s advice FIRST…. after that you still have a chance to CONTINUE with your way if you feel that they are ALL WRONG with their advice… yes you still have a chance to CONTINUE with your way, and if you find out from their advice that YOU WERE WRONG with your way, you still have a chance to FIX YOUR WRONG way and AVOID THE TROUBLE…. however, if you ALWAYS take your own way… the day when you are WRONG … you will have NO chance to FIX your wrong way because you NEVER take a look at other people’s advice FIRST !! So basically there’s NOTHING you lose if you STOP and CHECK other people’s advice first… you can STILL continue to do what you were already doing, but if you NEVER check other people’s advice first then it is STUPID because if you are WRONG then you have NO chance to use their advice anymore, you can NO LONGER use their advice if you are in the trouble already.