Generic Advice

There was once a guru holding court, giving advice to devotees. A skeptic came to him and said, What a phony you are! You gave some advice to a devotee, then gave the exact opposite to the next! The guru replied, If you were blind, walking down a path about to fall off the edge to the right, I would call out Go left If you were about to fall off the edge to the left, I would say Go right. The problem is, people who write books try to give generic advice suitable for everyone, but the way the universe is constructed, the people for whom the advice least applies are the ones most likely to take it as gospel.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)