It is also ancient wisdom that the greatest gift we can give anyone is agency.
Power-seekers never wish to expand agency. If you give a man a fish, he’ll be dependent on you tomorrow.
Making things better isn’t a matter of listening to the loudest complainers and seeking to solve their problems. No one can win that game.
Wise people — true leaders — enlist people in their own emancipation. They know it’s better to stand out in the rain and catch your own fish than to learn dependency because you couldn’t stand the weather.