If we need to hold their hands so they can stand, we will, and we must, until the time comes when they can do so on their own. To stand. To walk. To run.
With experience comes the need to be careful of three things: boxing God, allowing a past-driven present, and giving experiential counsel. Spread this around!
“Experience is the best teacher,” people say. I beg to differ. A lot of people have gone before me in this race called life. Yup, “papunta pa lang ako, pabalik na sila.” Spread this around!
I’ve recently wrote on why sharing problems about a person with a friend is selfish, and now I want to digest this old adage: feedback is a gift. Like gifts, there are three important factors beyond what’s given: the giver, the timing, and the reason. Spread this around!