The Quality Of The Advice

And The Quality Of The Person Giving It

Are 2 Separate Things

This sounds 'Obvious' yet many otherwise intelligent people miss this.

Whether a person succeeded with a matter, and whether their advice on that matter is good, are 2 separate things.
Very often, people give great advice on domains **where they failed**.

They have valuable insights, **because they learned them the hard way**.
As an example, most of the valuable insights I can offer on how to manage a romantic relationship with a woman, I know because I learned them the hard way.
I screwed up, observed where I went wrong, and extracted what wisdom I could from the experience, to ensure I never make the same mistake again.
Robert Greene wrote The 48 Laws of Power when he was almost 40 years old.

At that point in his life, he was terrible at playing The Game Of Power (I say this because at that point he had almost zero real power).
Yet, he wrote a book with endless valuable insights on The Game of Power.

How is this possible?

He had those valuable insights....because of his failures....because he learned them the hard way.

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