4 Don’t do it for them teach them

May 2, 2018

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

When I hear this quote I often think of the sign that you see from time to time at parks that says don’t feed the animals, you can read the rest in the picture I posted. You may say to your self is helpful hurtful? We can apply this to ourselves, friends, and family. My children are just now school aged and often they will ask me to do something for them. For instance, they are at the small Lego age now and these Lego’s come with pictures of different ways to put them together. The bring the picture to me and say daddy make this for me. I think back to this quote and ask them to try it first. So, they go away and in some moments, they come back with the rendition of the picture and it is usually very close. I praise them for their good work and the go away feeling empowered and motivated. In my house “I can’t” is a naughty phrase.

In closing teach yourself, friends, and family to take care of themselves. Not only help but show how and make them self-reliant. They may help you some day.

Mister Proverb

Mister Proverb

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