>>The main tool: only take advice from people with lives you like.
>The simplicity of that statement may be its strength, but it's also its
"What is Man that thou art mindful of him?"
Advice may be the last thing to take from anybody, and emulation is never an answer, although it is a theory.
What, besides the accidents and pre-positionings of privilege and class-status and cultural opportunities, makes success apparent and possible, and in what way can that impress one to move in that direction?
In my case, I admire both Apollo and Dionysius, John Glenn and Hugh Hefner, Confucius and de Sade, Richard Rodgers and Frank Zappa....