my comment on a cool post over at candid engineer
I still struggle with this very issue. How do you know when to take advice, and when to ignore it? I do think it's an essential part of the learning process to at least have the decision be up to you, and to learn that there is no single answer. Sometimes other people are right, and sometimes they are wrong. Some people are more likely to be right than others, and if you can figure out who the more-often-right people are, and get some insight on their decision making process, then you're golden.