When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. Chinese Proverb
Advice is someone’s opinion about what you could or should be doing to handle a situation or solve a problem. It may or may not fit you and your situation.
Building discernment is like strengthening a muscle. For instance, you may enjoy running, however, one day you’ll need to find an alternate way to stay healthy with fewer injuries. A viable option is to replace running with race walking. However, it’s more technical than running and you need to do drills to strengthen muscles you didn’t use while running.
Discernment is to thinking what race walking is to running. It requires more effort and insight to ensure you’ve examined a situation from multiple angles before arriving at a decision.
Information vs. insight:
Information is out there, it’s external, and comes from many sources. Insight is inside you; it uses your senses to connect mental and emotional processes.
The perceptual process is a sequence of steps that begins with sensory stimuli in the environment and ends with our interpretation of the sensory impressions. This process is typically unconscious and happens hundreds of thousands of times a day.
Our perceptions are built on how we interpret different sensations, which are sensory impressions we get from the stimuli around us.
Perception is the way we interpret these sensations and make sense of everything around us. In the interpretative stage, individuals process through their personal experience and subjective views.
Social perception allows an individual to understand others in their social world and to make inferences and predictions about others’ personalities and behaviors.
Perspective is a mental view or outlook, such as an opinion, belief or experience.
A particular perspective is a particular way of thinking about something, especially one that is influenced by your beliefs or experiences. If you get something in perspective, you judge its real importance by considering it in relation to everything else.