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Though there are cases that they are very clouded by their personal biases and deep emotions. So I still say a thing or two but I just leave it to them. Truth is even if I push my advice on them and tell them specifically what to do, it's still up to them if they will do it or not but this time, they'll be more on the defensive end instead of contemplating about it if you don't force them the situation. Though of course there are still those who are honest in requesting for my advice and which I know them so much that I'm aware that their situation is keeping their view away from the best options available for them. But in majority, people who ask for advice already know the answer but they are just afraid to do it. What they really want is not an advice but an approval of others.
The difference in how I give advice to people depends on how much visibility I have with their situations. But there are no definite measurement. I might be able to give my thoughts on someone I only meet online but not be able to comment on a problem of someone I know for decades. It still depends on how much information I have. Advice are also opinions that the quicker it is delivered, the less sane it is expected to be. Though sometimes, the more sane thing to do is not to give it but rather to guide them to their best choice. Asking for advice is asking for additional eyes. Because it's either you can't see what the best thing to do is or you can see it but it's just you're blinded which one is good and which is not.
But if you want to ask me about my thoughts on your current problem, issue, situation, you can always give it a try. I would love to receive and answer them. You can tweet me about it via @ignoredgenius (follow me first), post or message me on my Facebook page The Ignored Genius (and please like it) or send me an email at email@example.com. Let's give it a shot.