Helping others is a trait, very valuable yet hard to find. The more you give, the more you grow.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Audrey Hepburn
Giving doesn’t necessarily involve money. One can help others by sharing time, knowledge and skills. It not only instills a sense of happiness in the receiver, it also gives immense happiness and satisfaction to the contributor irrespective of social barriers like caste, religion, gender or ideological differences. One can brighten life by helping others.
We can help others in many ways. Students can help their friends by sharing their books, notes, and knowledge. Teachers can help the weak students by giving free tuition. Husband can help his wife in household works. Office workers can help their co-workers by sharing their knowledge and free time.
“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” Napoleon Hill
Ignoring helping others
Sadly, many times, we ignore helping someone in need due to any reason or even without a reason.
A helping hand at the right time can be crucial or vital to someone’s life.It is not uncommon to see someone who met with an accident, lying helplessly on the road soaked in blood. Do we really stop by and try to rush the victim to the hospital? Click To Tweet
Some may and many won’t think “someone else will help him out” or “I don’t want the cops to trouble me”.
“Helping others is the key duty for everyone on this earth who is remotely capable to do so.” Joanna Krupa
On a different note, how many men would mop the house or wash all dishes after a meal?
A lot of us would mindlessly ignore a small kid begging for alms. Yes, we should discourage beggars but we can always buy a fulfilling meal and make the kid happy. Help a child
“We learned about dignity and decency – that how hard you work matters more than how much you make… that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.” Michelle Obama
This video is really nice and shows how we can help others in simple ways. After watching this video you will realise how many times you could help others but you didn’t find the time or didn’t know this.
Watch this video and try to help others in future which will give happiness to them and also fill your mind with full of happiness and satisfaction.
Reasons for not helping others
What underlies such conservative behaviour of people in today’s world is a lot of negativity, lack of selflessness and some bias which the society has created. There are others who help only if there is a selfish benefit attached. We fear cops instead of saving a life.
Some students don’t help their friends for the fear of losing their own ranks. Similarly, professionals don’t share resources easily for the fear of someone else taking away their appraisal.
Some jobs like mopping, cleaning, washing, cooking etc. are stereotyped as “women only” jobs and men feel inferior in doing them, thanks to the patriarchal society we live in.People donate savings of their life to religious congregations and conveniently ignore someone who is actually in need of financial or in-kind support. This might sound stupid but sadly reflects the state of a majority. Click To Tweet
“Our God who created all of us is the God who calls all of us to care for one another. I think that’s going to be one of the big, big challenges of the future, helping refocus on the needs of others.” Donald Wuerl
Joy of Giving Week
Well, how many of us know that there is a festival of giving in India? Just like Eid, Diwali, and Christmas, people celebrate something called “Joy of Giving Week” in the first week of October. Unlike other festivals, this can be celebrated by anyone and everyone, irrespective of caste, religion, social or financial strata.
Try sponsoring a meal for one child or clean up the nearby park or give a thank you note to the traffic cop who stands daily in the sun to keep us safe. You will be overjoyed with a sense of contentment. Click To Tweet
The world is not as bad as it seems. There is a dearth of selfless people. It starts with us. Let’s help!
The best way to become happy is by helping persons in need, everyday and everywhere.
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