Support - The port that facilitates in helping one to anchor to one's own Self.
when a tender shoot springs from soil, it is necessary to give the right support until it can stand firm rooted well within. The roots go deep down into the soil and remain firm. Well rooted within, the tree above stands tall. Similarly, one looks for support especially in times of crisis. Actually that is more of dependency and not support. The real support is the one which enables you to find your own strength. Wisdom from the enlightening beings enable that external support to anchor one to his own Self. Its there within but one even needs a support to show that strength. Search for the source. Nourishment drawn from within is supplied to the tree above to face the weather(world).
Very few only search for that support which can show them their own in-built system. Interestingly, it happens at a very late stages of life when battered and shattered by the worldly happenings. If someone is searching for such a support at a much much younger age, why not the elders too? Its not the age of the body but the state of the mind which seeks. Younger body can only be an additional support to facilitate the process.
Its not only important to make use of the right support but equally important to ensure to extend that right support to wherever one belongs -- family, friends etc.