You reap what you sow

“What’s the one piece of advice you think I should take?”. “Do you have one rule you live by and what is it?”.
Looking me straight in the eye were two students I’d just spoken to along with 50 others. This was the Q&A part and they expected answers. Stumbling around with a “depends” kind of response wasn’t going to cut it. If being 50 years older than them was any value at all, now was the time to step up. I apologised for the cliché but told them, “You reap what you sow”. Because you really do, don’t you? When an unconditional act of help is satisfying for that alone, not held in reserve, or bargained with now or later, you’re on the right path.