In ancient Eastern culture, trees used to be very thick and deeply rooted. It was impossible to cut them.
So, in order to kill them, the villagers used to gather around the trees and call them names. Abused them relentlessly. Kept telling them they didn’t serve any purpose. They were useless. Over a period of a few days, the trees would eventually die.
Sometimes, we end up doing the exact same thing to people?
When we bring someone’s morale down, we kill them.
When we tell them they are inadequate and worthless, we kill them.
And most importantly, we kill them when we tell them that they aren’t required.
Eventually, the person dies.
We do not have the power to bring life.
But we do have the power to appreciate that life.