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Aid versus Support


You’re mad.

For the last time in a string of last times, you were trying to get something done and someone else took it over in the name of  “trying to help”.

“If I wanted you to do it for me, I would’ve said that.”

Thus the distinction (and need for a distinction) between aid and support. Aid can be support but not all aid is support.

Support empowers you to achieve your desired outcome. Aid achieves the outcome for you, sometimes at the cost of the experiential lesson.

If you’re one of those people who love to help people, remember to support them (not aid them).