“To think you know what is best for another person is an industrial-strength ego trip. When you try to play God, you overlook that God is playing your friend. From your limited human perspective, you cannot understand all the factors why someone exhibits a certain behavior; why and on what level they have chosen it; its relation to their life purpose; what they are learning from it; where it is ultimately leading them; and how it fits into the choices and lessons of others with whom they interact. All you see is one little piece in a multi-billion piece jigsaw, and it would be presumptuous and preposterous to imagine you see the whole puzzle.
If you could fix someone, you would rob them of free choice, which morally sucks. Free choice means that everyone has the right to live in heaven, hell, or Chicago, and they also have the right to move. They are free to take on challenges and then build the muscles to overcome them, which is why the difficulty arose in the first place.”
Alan Cohen, in “Why Your Life Sucks…And What You Can Do About It”
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