... Old man once told me "every tub gotta sit on its own bottom" what he meant was nobody has a better read on what works for you than you. Trust only God and yourself when it comes to your life. ...
Proof positive that being old does not necessarily mean being wise. If his pithy remark were even close to being true, then we should do away with everyone providing any kind of advice, instruction or service: doctors, teachers, mechanics, engineers, coaches, etc. The general thrust of your comments seems to be that somehow - magically - you are so wonderful or talented that you cannot benefit from the instruction of a third party. The simple arrogance of that position is astounding, no matter how much you dress it up in folksy charm.
Your position appears to be long on "old man" advice and self-congratulation, but a little short on reason.