"Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you."

"If you attach yourself to a person or group, you join them, usually for a limited period of time"

I have no problem with the definition, but the underlined part of the definition shattered my thoughts because I need others' advice and without them I will be ruined and, therefore, going through trying time it means I need someone to turn to. Also, I am in constant trouble and there is no solution lies in store for me. In a word, the rest of that definition goes against my wishes.


Question:
Can I exclude the underlined part?


Thank you,