Even if just in a job interview, we’ve all been asked what the best piece of advice we’ve ever received is. With the circus that has been the GOP primary season, we’ve even heard the candidates asked this question either at a town hall or debate. Glenn and the guys talked about the wisdom that's been imparted to them over the years Friday on The Glenn Beck Program.
“I've had really great men teach me some unbelievable things, that you can't just care about one thing," Glenn said. When it comes to charity, you can't just be about one thing. You have to care about the entire human condition."
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Glenn went deeper on the therapy couch and got a little personal.
“My dad gave me a great piece of advice," Glenn said. "'If you don't want to be like your father, then you better find a role model and learn everything you can. Because if you don't replace everything that I gave and taught you just through watching me, you're going to turn out exactly like me.'"
He went on to remind Pat of the best advice he'd received from him.
“Do you remember when I was at my absolute lowest?" Glenn said. "You looked at me and you put your arm around me and you said, ‘Glenn, the answers are eternal, and life isn't this hard.’”
Co-host Jeff Fisher lightened the mood a little as only he can do and shared his best piece of advice.
“Don't get caught. I forget which police officer told me.”
Many people have heard this next piece of advice in business. It’s advice Glenn personally gives to interns and anybody who works for him.
"Don't ever be the smartest person in the room. Surround yourself with the best people you possibly can,” Glenn said.
Circling back to the news of the day, the conversation shifted to some bad advice --- this coming from Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
You become very successful --- the people that you will like best are the people that are less successful than you because when you go to a table, you can tell them all these wonderful stories, and they'll sit back and listen. Does that make sense to you? Okay. Always be around unsuccessful people because everybody will respect you. Do you understand that?
Glenn and co-host Pat Gray tried to hash out just what this advice actually means.
“Well, that's an egomaniac, right?” Pat asked.
Glenn quickly responded with a tragic interpretation.
“No," Glenn said. "It's a cry for help. It is a sad guy."
What? Glenn continued.
“His reason is so tragically sad: 'Because you sit down at a table, and they'll listen to your stories.'"
Digging deeper into the statement and observing the audience's reaction, Glenn actually found a genuine sincerity in what Trump is saying.
“The audience doesn't even laugh. They kind of laugh a little, but it's a nervous laughter. Like, 'I think he might be serious.' And he says, 'Does that make sense to you? Do you understand what I mean?' He's pouring his heart out here," Glenn said.
Now, the question is: Is that the advice you want coming from a man who wants to be in the Oval Office? Having already stated he’s going to surround himself with the best people, this piece of advice either proves Trump's arrogance or that he is lying.
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets guests following a campaign rally at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel on March 30, 2016 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Wisconsin voters go to the polls for the state's primary on April 5. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)