Some of your friends have good advice you should pay attention to, but some of your friends are full of baloney -- or at least full of insight that has no relevance to your life. Beware of people who try to shove their agendas down your throat. You have to maintain your position as listener, but don't adopt the position of follower. Doing what other people tell you to do is fruitless. If it works, you don't get to have a sense of accomplishment. If it doesn't work, tension could be created.