“It´s natural to want someone you love to do what you want, or what you think would be good for them, but you have to let everything happen to them. You can’t interfere with people you love any more than you’re supposed to interfere with people you don’t even know. And that’s hard, …, because you often feel like interfering -you want to be the one who makes the plans.”
― John Irving,
John Irving, the renowned author of The Cider House Rules, The World of According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, as well as other important novels spoke at Chautauqua Institution last week. I was lucky enough to hear him, and I wanted to share a quote of his with you.
I tend to interfere. Do you? This is a great reminder that it’s not always the best course.