Does having more life experience make some people arrogant?

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    May 03, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    How come some people don't like receiving advice from someone who doesn't have loads of knowledge about the subject matter?

    Is it arrogance or is it something else?
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    May 03, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    Danny_boy93 saidHow come some people don't like receiving advice from someone who doesn't have loads of knowledge about the subject matter?

    Is it arrogance or is it something else?


    The answer you seek is within the question you ask.
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    May 03, 2014 8:15 PM GMT
    Yes, that is called arrogance. Had a 65 year old neighborg wich thought he was always right.
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    May 03, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    Huh? Why should anyone want advice from someone who admits that he doesn't know what he's talking about?
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    May 03, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    Danny_boy93 saidHow come some people don't like receiving advice from someone who doesn't have loads of knowledge about the subject matter?

    Is it arrogance or is it something else?


    The answer you seek is within the question you ask.


    Omg haha, I was about to post the same thing lol
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    May 03, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    ElectroShark saidHuh? Why should anyone want advice from someone who admits that he doesn't know what he's talking about?

    It doesn't mean the advice is wrong though does it?
  • xmanxxx

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    May 03, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    well u have ur answer in ur own question..!?

    ..advice-not having enough knowledge..
    make no sence..!

    i could listen to ur oppinion on something but that doesnt mean i will take it as advice...

    it is not arrogance tho.
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    May 03, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
    Danny_boy93 said
    ElectroShark saidHuh? Why should anyone want advice from someone who admits that he doesn't know what he's talking about?

    It doesn't mean the advice is wrong though does it?

    Not following.
    If someone has no idea what he's talking about, his advice is just as likely to be wrong as right or even irrelevant. So what value does it have?
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    May 03, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
    xmanxxx saidwell u have ur answer in ur own question..!?

    ..advice-not having enough knowledge..
    make no sence..!

    i could listen to ur oppinion on something but that doesnt mean i will take it as advice...

    it is not arrogance tho.

    That's not arrogance but not even wanting to hear it is a bit arrogant I kind of think.
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    May 03, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    Would you rather receive advice from someone with first hand experience and who is knowledgable on the subject or someone with neither of those things?

    It's not about arrogance, it's about weighing whether or not the source from where the advice is coming from is reliable. Would you hire a janitor who didn't go to college to become a professor in physics? They wouldn't be the best teacher would they? The concept is similar.
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    May 03, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    I think there's a difference between giving advice.... or giving one's opinions and/or perceptions on a situation or subject.

    Advice requires either knowledge or experience, sometimes both.

    Opinions and/or perceptions don't.

    I think some people take one's opinions and perceptions -as- advice, when it's not meant that way. New perspectives on an issue or topic can help immensely, true. But if taken as advice, instead of an offer of a different perspective or the sharing of an idea or opinion, yeah.... they can easily be rejected.

    Now.... arrogance? I'd say if you're trying to offer a new perspective and/or idea and it's being rejected due to your lack of actual experience, the person is either arrogant enough to not want your help or just closed-minded enough they don't want to look at any perspective than their own.
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    May 03, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    Kuestion said
    theantijock said
    Danny_boy93 saidHow come some people don't like receiving advice from someone who doesn't have loads of knowledge about the subject matter?

    Is it arrogance or is it something else?


    The answer you seek is within the question you ask.


    Omg haha, I was about to post the same thing lol


    I know, the whole thing reads funny.

    But I would add that someone without knowledge of a particular topic might have a unique point of view or they might have transferable knowledge from things they do know which could lead to a creative solution.

    So certainly there can be benefit from listening to someone who doesn't know what they're talking about, um, I mean, from someone who is talking with applicable information.
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    May 03, 2014 8:26 PM GMT
    Danny_boy93 said
    xmanxxx saidwell u have ur answer in ur own question..!?

    ..advice-not having enough knowledge..
    make no sence..!

    i could listen to ur oppinion on something but that doesnt mean i will take it as advice...

    it is not arrogance tho.

    That's not arrogance but not even wanting to hear it is a bit arrogant I kind of think.


    than u've asked ur question wrrong way!?
    now when i know that that someone shouted ur mouth, i would say it is arrogance ..but again i cant give good answer cause i dont know what was going on..
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    May 03, 2014 8:27 PM GMT
    TwisttheLeaf saidI think there's a difference between giving advice.... or giving one's opinions and/or perceptions on a situation or subject.

    Advice requires either knowledge or experience, sometimes both.

    Opinions and/or perceptions don't.

    I think some people take one's opinions and perceptions -as- advice, when it's not meant that way. New perspectives on an issue or topic can help immensely, true. But if taken as advice, instead of an offer of a different perspective or the sharing of an idea or opinion, yeah.... they can easily be rejected.

    Now.... arrogance? I'd say if you're trying to offer a new perspective and/or idea and it's being rejected due to your lack of actual experience, the person is either arrogant enough to not want your help or just closed-minded enough they don't want to look at any perspective than their own.

    I guessing I am kind if talking about advice/opinion in the same way.
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    May 03, 2014 8:27 PM GMT
    I like when people tell me stories about something that happened with a lesson.
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    May 03, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    chances are is someone is not like you want to be, they will never have considered the bad. They dont know themselves. Only your impression. Associate with people who listen and you can talk to.
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    May 03, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    I'm arrogant and I have no life experience at all. If not arrogant, I'm certainly unskilled in social situations and saying correct things in the correct time. Often unintentionally inappropriate.

    I should be shot. By a firing squad. With water pistols. Which contain acid. But very very diluted acid.
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    May 03, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    Kuestion said
    theantijock said
    Danny_boy93 saidHow come some people don't like receiving advice from someone who doesn't have loads of knowledge about the subject matter?

    Is it arrogance or is it something else?


    The answer you seek is within the question you ask.


    Omg haha, I was about to post the same thing lol


    I know, the whole thing reads funny.

    But I would add that someone without knowledge of a particular topic might have a unique point of view or they might have transferable knowledge from things they do know which could lead to a creative solution.

    So certainly there can be benefit from listening to someone who doesn't know what they're talking about, um, I mean, from someone who is talking with applicable information.


    Yea lol, teachers learn from their students all the time lol.
  • HottJoe

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    May 03, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    shawnathan saidI like when people tell me stories about something that happened with a lesson.


    Blah, blah, blah...

    Long story short, you cruise, you lose.
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    May 03, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    shawnathan saidI like when people tell me stories about something that happened with a lesson.


    Blah, blah, blah...

    Long story short, you cruise, you lose.
    Pretty sure that was one of Jesus' first parables.
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    May 03, 2014 8:33 PM GMT
    shawnathan said
    HottJoe said
    shawnathan saidI like when people tell me stories about something that happened with a lesson.


    Blah, blah, blah...

    Long story short, you cruise, you lose.
    Pretty sure that was one of Jesus' first parables.

    That explains it!
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    May 03, 2014 8:44 PM GMT
    jaroslav123 saidI'm arrogant and I have no life experience at all. If not arrogant, I'm certainly unskilled in social situations and saying correct things in the correct time. Often unintentionally inappropriate.

    I should be shot. By a firing squad. With water pistols. Which contain acid. But very very diluted acid.

    You mean basically lemonade.
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    May 03, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    ElectroShark said
    Danny_boy93 said
    ElectroShark saidHuh? Why should anyone want advice from someone who admits that he doesn't know what he's talking about?

    It doesn't mean the advice is wrong though does it?

    Not following.
    If someone has no idea what he's talking about, his advice is just as likely to be wrong as right or even irrelevant. So what value does it have?

    Welcome to the internet. The land of armchair experts.
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    May 03, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    ElectroShark said
    jaroslav123 saidI'm arrogant and I have no life experience at all. If not arrogant, I'm certainly unskilled in social situations and saying correct things in the correct time. Often unintentionally inappropriate.

    I should be shot. By a firing squad. With water pistols. Which contain acid. But very very diluted acid.
    You mean basically lemonade.
    The lemon pulp might clog them up, though. icon_confused.gif
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    May 03, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    This reminds of something from another site. There was a poster that was always giving out financial advice. Most of what he said seemed pretty legit. And his opinions were usually well received. Turns out that he was some 13 year old kid. icon_lol.gif