The only way to protect someone is to give them the freedom to choose. You must give them all the information and trust that their decision will be the right one for them.
You hope that the decision will coincide with yours. But it might not. And that’s ok. It has to be ok.
Taking away someone’s choice by providing narrow or no information is manipulation.
Ignorance is not safety.
It sucks. We want to protect the ones we love. But treating them like a child because it hurts you to take the neccesary steps. Because you think you know better… Takes away their agency. Doing so is a betrayal of their trust.
Precisely so. Make all the facts (as far as you are legitimately able to do so) available. Or do not do comment/speculate at all.
A good and timely reminder. Thank you.
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