In the beginning a bud is tender and sensitive and therefore it needs protection. Then the protection “cap” is removed so that it may continue growing to become a branch.
Sometimes we need help, but then the helpers start bothering us, their guardianship becomes obstacle because we want to grow and we must grow.
If we help others, it is wise to know the time to leave our child, protégé, or a friend, in order that he or she can grow. We want to make sure that our patronage is not in the way of his or her growth. (MČ)