dear Sofala, hello and thanks for you post.
Well there are so many people on this site who certainly need a helping hand, someone to listen to what they have to say, because most times they don't have anyone else to talk to, so your support would be really be a great help.
There are people here that can give advice to someone else, which is great for both people, but they can do this because they don't actually have to do it themselves, maybe this could be a fear of believing that they couldn't follow through with it themselves, any way it still makes them think.
It's an interesting point you raise, because would you able to tell your grandma how to do something in a different way to what she is used to, the chances are 100 to 1, but she would give you all the advice you need, and please I'm not suggesting that you are at a grandma age.
There are many people who feel embarrassed in giving advice, but they should never feel that way. Geoff.