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  • I don't think the two are mutually exclusive. That is, advice can come in the form of criticism, or as something else, and criticism is also not necessarily advice; but there is some overlap between the two things. The key contrast between the two ideas is that advise addressed the future and criticism addresses the present or past. If someone says something in the form of "maybe x was not a good idea, but now you know to try y next time," it serves as constructive criticism, which doubles as criticism and as advice.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • Unconstructive criticism doesn't offer a way forward, comes across as a put down, constructive criticism points out errors but also offers alternatives. Advice is good, but the person providing it should be considered, it's all very well people giving advice, if they don't have any understanding or experience it can come across as condescending.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • Its all in how you take it and what you do with it no matter how crass the person is when they give it. They can criticize all day long and you can use it to better yourself, or you can dismiss the suggestion because of how it was presented and not use it to help yourself. You are the one who loses if you see criticism instead of advice, or fail to find the advice in the middle of the criticism.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • Criticism could be easily mixed in with advice. Both work together for the world to function.
    • DancesWithWolves
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