We all come in small and in need of protection. Mentoring and parenting determines if we grow into a strong oak or crabgrass. The irony is society hews the strongest oaks for entertainment or protection.
Crab grass comes back every year regardless of how much poison we use. Crabgrass is more resilient.
I have too much crabgrass in my life. It was easier to grow. Now I have to do some weeding so that I can plant the acorn.