Frankly, the vast majority of advice that I've been given over the years has been completely useless. While it can be helpful to get another's opinion or viewpoint in different situations, it's rare that the advice really matches up and can be useful -- especially the unsolicited advice ;). I like to hear what advice others have to give regardless, but then am very choosy about which advice I take and which is disregarded as not really being applicable in this situation. My husband, mom, and a few choice friends and acquaintances have succeeded in giving good advice. Most of the rest falls into the other category.