“To do nothing is also a good remedy.”Hippocrates
Students confront problems everyday. Some are small like how to study for an exam or get a ride to school, and some large like how to support their friends who are in unhealthy relationships. All of these problems involve the choice of whether to intervene or do nothing and let the situation play itself out. Each choice is hard and leads to consequences.
According to Greek physician Hippocrates sometimes the best way to solve a problem is not to intervene. Let the problem resolve itself.
But sometimes intervention is necessary to solve problems because people are unable or unwilling to do it themselves.
How do we know when we should intervene to solve problems?