“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.” – Warren Buffet
Although I often employ the advice of crowds when it comes to product recommendations, when it comes to more personal matters of life decisions, I do not turn to crowds as often. Although I may sometimes gather their opinions on matters, I do not hold their comments with the same weight as I do my own thoughts, and the ones of those around me. When I am forced to make a major decision or deal with a dilemma, I like to act on my own thoughts and judgment, and not have anyone decide how to act for me. If I feel that I need a second opinion or advice, I have friends and family to turn to that would know me better than a horde of anonymous individuals. Purchasing products is one thing, life-altering decisions is another thing entirely.
Although I would find myself unlikely to ask such questions to an advice columnist or crowd, if I had to I would probably go with the crowd. Although there is a chance that I would get some bad or downright strange advice from some individuals, I feel as though I would benefit more from the sheer range of talent and experience offered by a group of people over that of just one.