I never did learn that olde wisdom

I never did learn that olde wisdom about give advice only when asked. Nor the Chinese adage about not giving advice because you'll be responsible for the outcome if they take it.

There's the flip side, remaining quiet when you might have just the clue someone needed to hear. Knowledge behooves us to transmit it if It might be worthwhile, if we are inspired to live a life of service to our fellows.

Seems there has to be a balance somewhere in between. Probably would require wisdom and graciousness, two qualities of which I've never been accused of having an overabundance.