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This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's "Why I was worried about writing an article that can really help people" blog. Please read the blog first, as the discussion follows it.
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You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink!
It has helped me in many ways in just a couple of weeks.
It's altruistic principles are sorely lacking in so many areas of life.
GOOD LUCK to all readers and thanks to Martin and all the webferrets!
Haven't we all ignored good advice from time to time to our detriment? Isn't that all part of the learning process?
What was the first thing the guy did when he realised that the advice had been there for a reason? He realised that you supplied good advice after all and came to you with full trust that you'd be able to give just the right information to help him fix it. Sure, he'll be in a sticky patch financially for a while - maybe a long while - until it's all sorted. Lesson learned.
I think you are looking at this all wrong. You just had a win.
Whether people follow the instructions is not something this site can control, but better they at least have access to the instructions here, not just those on some bank site telling them to take out a loan for a convenient monthly payment. Even those who find this site and fail to follow the instructions properly are likely better off than those who just find some loan company and fail to read their small print instead.
Martin doesn't say, but I'll bet the advice he gave the person who failed to follow his advice was better than he'd have got from the loan company when he failed to read their advice too.