If you’re trying to get to point X, then the only people whose opinion matters…the only opinions that matter are those of people who’ve been there.
And if no one else has ever been there, then no one else’s opinion matters.
It doesn’t matter that they’ve been to point M and you’re still at point A. They’ve never been to point X. They can tell you how to get to point M. But they can’t tell you how you can’t get to point X: they are thoroughly and totally unqualified for that. That is not their juris-their-diction.
- Do you take financial advice from poor people?
- Do you take weight loss advice from fat people?
- Do you listen to that perpetually red-eyed, alcoholic uncle-in-law who tells you that one drink won’t kill you?
What? No? Wait, but…then why do you read and believe the poorly punctuated ramblings of Japanese-illiterate forum trolls telling you you can’t get used to Japanese [because they can’t]? Why take reading advice from functional illiterates? It doesn’t add up, son. They have nothing to teach you except how not to think and how not to live.
Their can’t isn’t your can’t.