When my mom became weaker, she leaned on me when we walked in the park. I happily served as her crutch. Her neighbor advised, “She needs to use a walker.”. When I replied, “Yes… when she’s ready.” The neighbor continued sarcastically, “She can’t do this forever.”
No. She couldn’t. She passed away a few months later.
This story is about giving advice. Advice is often given from good intentions or judgment. When expressed, it needs to be the end of the efforts. It can’t be forced upon anyone since the receiver can choose between taking it or dropping it.