The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. ~David Bailey What most people need is validation, not advice. ~Me 4 tasks of peer support: connection, world view, mutuality, moving towards. ~Anonymous A Facebook friend posted about her feelings of frustration when she tried to give another friend advice. What resulted was a really long and thought provoking post. I asked my friend if I could post our exchanges on my blog, as I think we talked about some really important concepts. There were a lot more people commenting than just me and her but if I posted the whole, entire conversation, I think people would roll their eyes at such a long post. For the most part, I have simply summed up my friend’s comments and have shortened some of mine. The point is not our exact words but the general message behind them. ********** Friend: I tried to give advice to a person who is constantly negative and they did not appreciate it.