A great metaphor from a fantastic article:

Suppose you are holding a ball in your hand inside a moving train. From your frame of reference, the ball is static. But from somebody else’s perspective, one who looks at you from outside the train, it’s a completely different picture. They see what you cannot see. Advice helps us realise that the ball, along with you, is moving at the speed of the train.

Abhishek Chakraborty, Giving Advice is Not Giving Solutions

I’m definitely guilty of giving people solutions when they just need me to help them with seeing things from a different angle 🤔