In other words, if you’re looking for marriage advice, don’t ask the friend who complains about her husband all the time. If you want advice about your child, don’t ask the person who talks negatively about her kids on the phone while they’re listening in their car seats.
Ask yourself: Has this person earned the right to speak into my life? If they are a stranger or vague acquaintance on Facebook, the answer is no. If they are a close relative, maybe. Deduct points for an attempt to control or disrespect for your choices for your family.