A Boy was bathing in a river and got out of his depth, and was in great danger of being drowned. A man who was passing along a road heard his cries for help, and went to the riverside and began to scold him for being so careless as to get into deep water, but made no attempt to help him. “Oh, sir,” cried the Boy, “please help me first and scold me afterwards.”
Moral of the story:
Give assistance, not advice, in a crisis.
Often times, we tend to give our opinion when a friend or a loved one is in a crisis. When in reality, all we need to do is help when we can. When we give our opinion, “advice”, it’s not helping the situation; it’s actually making it worse. In that given moment and time, a person do not need to hear advice, but assess the situation and see what you can do to help them in their time of need. Spread the love!