“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” ~Alexandra K.Trenfor
As a child growing up, did your parents help you with your homework, did they do it for you, or or did they let you do it on your own? Which do you do with your own children? Even as an adult, if you are seeking answers, do you call up everyone you know for help or do you look for your answer on the internet? Last question. Which makes you feel better and helps you learn something – asking someone for the answer you seek or doing the footwork yourself?
I once asked a friend how to do something and instead of telling me what I wanted to know, he told me where to find my answers. As irritated as I was because he could’ve just given me an answer, I looked up the answer I sought. After doing this, I understood the information better. Sometimes learning the smallest things can be difficult. I’ll admit, it’s often easier to just ask someone for the knowledge I’m looking for. It’s even easier if someone does my work for me, but there is a sense of pride, understanding, satisfaction and accomplishment in finding the answer or doing the work myself.
Thought for the day: The next time you want to know the answer to something instead of asking for help, ask where you can find your answer then look for it yourself. It’ll give you a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
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