do you follow other's advice or your conscience?

India
September 17, 2011 11:18pm CST
Do you follow what other's have to offer by way of advice blindly or will you follow your conscience? Advices can go wrong but they say listening to our conscience is better because its like taking advice from the divine
13 responses
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
not necessarily but it will be a guide for me. The final decision would still be mine.
• India
19 Sep 11
yes the final decision must always be ours.But there is no harm in consulting others
@dorenski (41)
19 Sep 11
I basically follow my conscience whenever I have to decide if I should do something. If I feel bad about it, then I really know I did something wrong but I also listen to the advice of people who I know truly cares about me thus making me feel that they are giving me the right options.
• India
19 Sep 11
yes a good mix of both is necessary. Unless we know exactly how to tap into our inner voice we may not find a good answer.Its safe to heed to friends or well wishers good words
@emjay86 (640)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I can say I listen more to conscience. It is a different feeling. A clairvoyant feeling I guess. IT takes you more to the positive possibilities and somehow hinders the negative flow of energy.
• India
19 Sep 11
So long we know how to consult our inner voice for an answer its good. Answer from withing must come naturally. it cant be forced which then loses its purpose.
@stringer321 (2723)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
18 Sep 11
I will probabely take an advice from people about things I don't have a clue about. For example : if I have a problem with computers or a problem with technical things , an advice of experianced person will do just fine. The conscience is right about emotional things: I listen to my conscience about things with girls , for example : I had a girlfriend that I loved and after 2 monthes , she wanted us to be only friends. They all told me to leave her and find another girl. I decided to talk with her and to tell her that I was sad without her. She then told me some things about herself and we are friends now , I see her some times and we just have fun. It is better than just leaving her. Another example was in the salsa club : a girl I asked to dance with me told me she was tired and after 5 seconds , she danced with some1 else. My friend told me she was just evil and just forget about her. I decided to just talk with her about the salsa club and the fact that many girls have their favorite partners for dance. She agreed with my opinion and she was actually nice. After some days she asked me to dance with her.
• India
19 Sep 11
yes things we have no knowledge about must surely be consulted with others. As you said there are certain issues that we can consult our inner voice for an answer
• India
18 Sep 11
I will follow my conscience. However, I would consult others before I comes to the decision. Sometimes, the decision made on our conscience may go wrong. hence, it is better to consult others before making the decision.
• India
19 Sep 11
yes it must be a mix of both.Consult friends or people who know about the matter and then take our own decision based on conscience
@GemmaR (8527)
18 Sep 11
I think that you have to be able to get the balance right between the things that you take your own advice for and the things that you take other people's advice for. If you aren't very knowledgable about something, then it makes sense to be able to look to other people for the answers that you want. If you know what you're doing, then you might be happy just making your own decisions instead. You should be very careful not to upset people who you are close to, though, as this might happen if you choose not to take the advice that they've taken the time to give to you.
• India
19 Sep 11
Yes the balancing part is very important.When we are not fully informed it makes sense to consult people who know about it.merely working on inner conscience for the sake of it is meaningless
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
I would seek peoples advice to see other persons point of view. Of course majority of my decision is still based on my own understanding and my own thoughts because at least I am not solely to rely on my own, and not on other people. I would not want to put my blame on others when something turns bad of my decision.
• India
19 Sep 11
Yes there is a chance that we will try to find scapegoats if something goes wrong.So its safe to take our own decision consulting our inner voice,while at the same time consulting good people who offer good advices
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
18 Sep 11
I take the advice of other people into account but I most certainly do not allow said advice to completely control me. Advice is useful in giving me the little extra information that I need to make an informed decision. It is also useful to get some advice from different people, so you can really make the best, and most informed decision that is possible. There are many times where I feel that there are a lot of times where people do mean well giving their advice. However while something might have worked in their experience, it does not fit in your life. Therefore, in the end, I am the deciding vote. Of course, there are many times where advice can in fact be helpful. It is just a matter of making the proper decision. The decision that is the best for you and not for another person.
• India
19 Sep 11
yes you are right. when we dont have the complete information we are looking for before taking a decision,its wise to consult people who are in the know of such things.it will benefit us in taking the right decision.
@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 11
I may seek for advice but that does not mean I'm gonna consider it in making a decision, or I may consider it only if it has something I forgot- what I have not thought of. But if it concerns many people as in a group, then I would go for the majority's advice.
• India
19 Sep 11
Most of the time when we receive advice, the adviser does not have the whole picture before him/her to give a constructive advice.His advice can be based on what he has been made aware of.this cannot be fool proof. But listen to our inner voice will guard us against such dangers
@rollylolly (2707)
• India
18 Sep 11
It is true that if you take too many advices you may get confused . But sometimes it is good to take advice from elders/experienced people . We can take a middle path by consulting others and then decide with the help of our conscience . Its like selecting the best option from multiple choices . At some situations we need to decide on the spur of the second . In such situations I listen to my inner conscience . In most cases it did not let me down .
• India
19 Sep 11
Yes its not just important that we take advice,its more important that we take advice from the right people who are in the know of what we what an advice about.But as you said inner voice will always help to give us a safer way out
• Philippines
18 Sep 11
hi! it really depends on you on who are what are you going to listen to because you have the power to discern which is right and which is wrong. You could easily listen to your conscience because most of the time it would dictate if you are doing the right thing or not. But it also wouldnt hurt to listen to advices especially if its coming from your trusted friend. Anyway after listening it is still up to you on who you will follow. happy mylotting!
• India
19 Sep 11
its good to listen to good advice. But from my experience our inner voice will always give a safer advice if we show the inclination to listen to it
@yskaps (233)
• India
18 Sep 11
I follow my own conscience because i know better about me than anyone else in this world.What i like,What all things i can do,What all are my positives and negatives.. all these things are only up to me,none in this world can interfere or can change.This is my life and i think its better to judge myself and follow my conscience and do good to all...... All the concepts changes from one to another, it all depends on the character :-)
• India
19 Sep 11
yes only we know who we are. People can have different assessment about us. But in reality its our sonscience that tells the truth.its safer to follow our inner voice which most dont do
@umabharti (3976)
• India
20 Sep 11
yes i agree with u ,shd listen to oneself,but sometime or many times our elders give many advices so what do u say about that