“Seems right” and “Is right” express two arenas — one based on feeling and the other based on facts.
One is based on knowledge and wisdom while the other on feelings and other contributing factors.
Which way to go when … getting married, choosing a job, buying a car, jumping off a cliff?
Jumping off a cliff might be attractive to some people but turn out to be foolish, especially when challenged by friends or fueled by alcohol.
Marrying because of looks, or finances, or hormones has proven, looking at divorce statistics, to be foolish.
The ways decisions based on feelings appears and often turn out to be foolish.
Often information from another, that is advice, especially when asked for, can be beneficial — depending on the source.
While respecting the fool and the wise sage, life has shown that a wise person listens to advice from a wise person.
A sage wrote long ago “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice” (Proverbs 12:15).