Follow Great Footsteps Choice and Responsibility

“I am a lighthouse rather than a life boat. I do not rescue I help others instead to find their own way to shore, guiding them by example” Unknown


I think a lot of us like  to help people. There is nothing wrong with giving people  a bit of guidance and advice . The problem with always giving the same person help and advice -all the time – is the danger of that person relying on you for all their problems. It puts you in a martyr /saving role and the other person in a victim /helpless role.

We need to allow people to figure out their own path. If we take them with us on our journey ,they will never make a life that is truly their own. They will never become fully responsible and independent for themselves and their decisions.

By all means shine a light showing them them there is hope and a path/s they can take. Not all is lost. People need to figure out how to fight their own battles. It sounds cruel and in a way it is.

Look at nature as an example.

If baby animals were not left to learn how to survive and their family always took care of them and protected them ,then what are the chances of them one day being found alone and not knowing how to defend themselves? They will probably end up being killed.

Humans are resourceful when their only choice is to survive

I’ve said this before. And I am saying it again 😀


About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Apr 4, 2016, in THOUGHTS, UNCATAGORISED and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

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    This is incredibly true. People need to make their own choices from the light given them. If their choice is always pointed out, the outcome is nothing more than artificial knee-jerk reaction. They remain lost.

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  2. So true, Daisy – great quote. x

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  3. Yay, I finally participated. Check it out here:

    Also, I was wondering if you have like a small blurb about the tag that I can add to the bottom of my post. If not that’s fine. Just let me know please. 🙂 Have a good day.

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  4. I agree. A bit of guidance and advice, and let them do the rest. They have to fight their own battles to grow, accept and to learn. 🙂


  5. thank you so much. What an honour xx


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