It's funny that this addresses the human need to "fix" or "save" others. As a mother, I am guilty of this on too many occasions. And, this is especially relevant when discussing how to be there for someone who suffers from depression. You really have a visceral reaction that screams at you to fix that person. Someone finally told me that trying to fix it, actually doesn't help at all. In fact, it is quite the opposite and makes them feel worse! What an epiphany. Thank you for writing this. It makes sense. Currently, I am trying to figure out what it means to simply witness and how that helps.