Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Being loving toward others includes being kind and being helpful and does not include trying to think for others when they can think quite well for themselves or doing for others when they can do quite well for themselves.
Pitching in to help with a task is very different from taking over responsibility for the task.
Offering suggestions when they are requested is very different from giving unsolicited or unnecessary advice.
It is also helpful to remember that asking for or giving suggestions does not mean the suggestions have to be followed. Our value as a person does not depend upon having our suggestions followed.