This isn't a thread about "should I take advice from this shady guy". It's deeper than that... I was reading a thread about this guy who was just spilling his guts out. He had all these difficulties and problems in life, and I realized how my life was so similar to his. I was reading the advice people were telling him so I could help my problems as well. And I noticed how all of the advice was great, but I thought, if I was in the OP's shoes (which I basically was) and people gave me this advice, I would not take it. So my question is, should people take other people's advice about their problems, even if they don't think they should because their depression is clouding up what they would see as a non depressed person? It's really hard to put what I'm thinking into words. Basically, will depression (mostly low self esteem) influence a person's judgement of advice because of the mindfuck low self esteem puts you in?