“Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.”
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
Do you take time to get to know the inward forces of the people around you?
Do you reflect on your own drive and desires?
Do you expect others to nurture your growth or do you understand it is up to you?
Ask yourself: What do I want? What motivates me? What do I need? What holds me back? Then make an action plan.