It’s important to remember that while it can be helpful to offer support and assistance to others, it’s not always necessary or appropriate to try to “fix” people. People are complex and their problems and challenges are often deeply ingrained and multifaceted. Moreover, everyone has their own unique experiences and perspectives, so what works for one person may not work for another.
Trying to fix people can also be a form of control or a way to avoid dealing with our own problems. It’s important to recognize and respect other people’s autonomy and agency, and to focus on being a supportive presence rather than trying to control or change them.
Instead of trying to fix people, it’s important to focus on listening and being present with them. We can offer empathy, validation, and support without trying to solve their problems for them. It’s also important to set healthy boundaries and take care of ourselves, as we can’t help others if we’re not taking care of our own needs.
© Linda C J Turner