Last week, the girls had a fight because Tasha tends to "forget the rules" of a game when she loses too many times. I understand how frustrated she could get, and at the same time I could see where her sister doesn't just want to let her win every time, she wants to challenge herself. With this quote in mind, the argument seems pretty lame. That's because I want them to have a relationship based on respect, but I'm not them and they are still young.
I think to "limit yourself" is to stop thinking/looking/feeling things from your perspective, and to start doing it from another's. Some might call it empathy, but it doesn't even really have to go that far. Say that you don't want to give a homeless person $5 outside of a fast food restaurant because you know the money would go further and be spent better at a grocery store. But that's your broad perspective of what a person with a home, fridge, shelf, car, etc. has to work with and plan for. What if you limit yourself and think that you really don't have any idea where you will be headed after your next meal, when you might eat next, who will be with you, if you have a place to sleep, etc.? You're hungry and this is where you are. You want to fulfill a need, one that maybe you haven't fulfilled in a long time. And maybe you stopped thinking long term or next day when you lost hope in that idea for whatever reason. With that $5, you can spend a while indoors with air conditioning as a paying customer, get a meal and an ice cold drink that you can refill an take with you.
I'm having a hard time limiting myself as to where to stop the flow of ideas on this subject. I think the main idea I want to come away with, especially when it comes to helping and serving others, is this: the solution to their problem lies within themselves and how they are capable of handling it. It doesn't matter what I would do because I'm not them. It's my choice to help or not to help, serve or not to serve.