A lesson that I have learned over the years:
You know those Muslim friends, family members, community members that pray more, fast more, abide by the shari`a more, internally and externally, who remind you of Allah more? You know them?
Well, never take their opinions lightly. Even if what they say doesn’t make sense to you and might even be completely 100% contrary to what you have worked out as being the correct course of action or opinion, don’t take their words lightly.
Because you have no idea what Allah has made them privy to, what reality Allah has revealed to their hearts that he has concealed from yours.
And, furthermore, next time you might not be fortunate enough to get their advice.