We all need help and have benefited from teachers in all shapes and forms to get to where we are. They often appear without us even seeking them out, seeming to appear by the unconscious summoning of our needs. But the lesson we learn from many of these guides is not in what they offer but in how we respond. Although their intentions may be genuine, their advice is shaped from their experience and beliefs and may not apply. If we feel they are misguided or dissembling, we can just forget the unsolicited advice as easily as it was requested.