Child of mine, I will never do for you that which I know you can do for yourself. I will never rob you of an opportunity to show yourself your ability and talent. I will see you at all times as the capable, effective, powerful creator that you’ve come forth to be. And I will stand back as your most avid cheerleading section. But I will not do for you that which you have intended to do for yourself. Anything you need from me, ask. I’m always here to compliment or assist. I am here to encourage your growth, not to justify my experience through you.
The quote above also can be applied to our business and cultural lives. Our role in business and in in life is to create. To bring value to others who, in return, will exchange value with us. The more we ask institutions and government to do for us the less capable we become; the less capable we become the less exchange can take place.
And the worst thing of all… our youth come to accept it all as being… “just the way it is.”