From a Creighton Student's Perspective
March 1, 2012
Junior, Justice & Society Major
It is not fair to assume what a person needs or does not need; rather, we should ask first. For example, a third grader keeps falling asleep in class. If the teacher asks first, he may discover that the student did not eat breakfast that morning and that is part of the reason she is dozing off. The teacher’s initial response could have been to make the student stand so she does not fall asleep, but the root of the problem is lack of food.
The child in this passage asks for food because he/she is hungry and needs nourishment. The parent would not provide a stone to a child in need of food. We would not want to be handed a rock when our stomach was rumbling with hunger. If we truly listen, we will hear what someone needs, not what we assume they need.
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