Advice versus lecture, it’s a tough call but what’s the difference between the two? Having grown up in a controlling environment, any advice I got was always done in the form of a lecture.
Giving advice should always come from a place of care from people who care, but unless it’s given in a conciliatory way, advice often takes the form of control. Advice should be given in the form of guidance and enlightenment.
A lecture on the other hand is a long and laborious speech that is usually done in the form of a reprimand without the recipient being given a choice as to whether they listen or not.
Although a lecture through a school or a university environment doesn’t always take the form of a reprimand, it still works on a laborious long speech. A lecture doesn’t have to be given in the form of a school or university environment.
Any advice given with good intent that comes from a place of care, without the controlling undertones is not a lecture. It’s advice. Children should therefore take heed.
They tend to think much of the advice they’re given from their parents, take the form of a lecture and that’s simply not true.