if you have a friend who is not leading by example, but gives you advice. you have the right to not take their advice and ignore them.
however you also have the right to take it into consideration for future opportunity of self discernment.
how to identify who have the validation to give advice to you?
if one friend isnt serving in ministry or submitting to authority, then he has no say.
but if one friend is serving in ministry or submission to authority, then he has permission to say, because it’s not that knowledge qualifies him, its his experience of service that is.