Consult: (v) to seek information or advice from (someone with expertise
Try as I will, it is impossible to get anything but orange juice out of an orange. It might be handy; if I woke up and decided I wanted grape juice and could communicate my need to the orange, then I wouldn’t have to go out and buy a bunch of grapes.
But oranges are stubborn. They stay in their own skin.
And grapes won’t give me grapefruit juice, even though the name is included.
This is also true with human beings. Once people establish what flavor they are–what flows from them and what their essence is, it’s ridiculous to think they will offer a vast array of different ideas.
For instance, I would not go to a Catholic priest to talk about birth control. On that issue, he’s an orange. He’s going to impart orange juice.
Likewise, I would not go to a Planned Parenthood Center to make my final decision on whether to have a child born or aborted. They also may have a pat answer.
Who we consult and how we consult determines whether we actually have consulted, or just informed.
Anybody will inform you on anything at any time because we’re all susceptible to giving our opinion–even though we don’t know what the hell we’re talking about.
So when you discover something that needs to be explained or fulfilled in your life, you should go to the more neutral party–or else pick the person who is more likely to juice you up.
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