Wendell Berry wisdom via the New York Times:
Then he takes me to the barn, where there are seven newborn lambs. And he says, “When you are new at sheep-raising and your ewe has a lamb, your impulse is to stay there and help it nurse and see to it and all. After a while you know that the best thing you can do is walk out of the barn.”
Thank you Mr. Berry for validating my intuition that sometimes the best way to help is to not help at all. I'm not the most skilled organism out there.