Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
The old saying is “give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”
But sometimes it is extremely time consuming to teach the person to fish. And often times if we need something done quickly, it is easier to do it ourselves.
I think our modern lifestyle, with its constant time crunches, lends itself to rushing through ourselves and not passing the skills on.
I started thinking about this for two reasons: I realized it was often less hassle to do things myself, but this made my life overly complicated; and I was doing those around me no favors when I did things they should do themselves, but staying after them just added more onto my plate.
What do you think? Is there a middle ground? Is it a symptom of modern life?
Photo by Ian Sane