When you decide to seek to the council of a friend, family member, or acquaintance, you will be doing yourself a grave disservice if you don't look at the source. The reason for this critical analysis is two fold in nature. Think about....
#1. How they dealt with the situation when they were confronted with it, if they have in fact, been confronted with it. There are some who were unsuccessful when they were faced with the same circumstance who will urge you to apply the same dubious advice that didn't work for them. Misery loves company.
#2. Does this person have your best interest at heart? Everybody that smiles in your face, and calls you friend, does not want to see you happy. Deep down inside you know who they are. If you don't. Pray for them to be revealed.
20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.