Should we merely to point out to our loved ones their weaknesses or actually help them change and improve on it?
And if it is the latter that we are to do, is it considered meddling too much into their personal life/development? Or is it part and parcel of our duty to them, because no one else would take the trouble?
Well, if they do want the help, then that’s all really great, but what if they don’t? Do we insist on working to change them because we know it will benefit them in the long run?
Or… Do we just tolerate their behaviour while only gently prodding them to make the change on their own time and based on their own readiness? Because if they don’t see the need for improvement, why should we force it out of them?
After all, if we do actively try too hard to change them, then we are not loving them just the way they are.
Then again, is love meant to be just that? Accepting of a person in their entirety, but with no effort to help them shape the best version of themselves? With that thought, the question also arises: “Best version” on whose terms, anyway?
What a neverending line of thought. Perhaps it’s enough just to work on my own weaknesses.