Parenthood s2 episode “Put Yourself Out There" @25:00
Some good philosophy, arguing for taking action instead of being passive.
The context is that a college-bound high school senior is talking to a successful business woman. Like, to get advise and connections maybe.
The girl expressed that it must suck that people ask for her help.
The woman replied, “If you never ask for what you want, you’ll never know if the answer is gonna be yes or no. You gotta take the risk.”
But why would it suck? Sacrificial help would suck. But it could easily be mutually beneficial.
I guess the girl doesn’t realize that it could easily be mutually beneficial. So it doesn’t get accounted for in her reasoning.