I think this should have been something that I should have resolved ages ago, but I have not, so here is an open question to everyone.
Is it appropriate to give unsolicited advice? I've recently come to believe that it's not, but am curious what you think.
I frequently find myself giving unsolicited advice. Even while I'm giving it, I cringe internally, chastise myself later, and from experience feel like this does not do much or any good.
Should I just stop?
Seems to me, when people actually ask, and of all people ask you, that's a whole other situation in which advice-giving and experience-sharing can be actually suffering-lessening.