To Help Or Not To Help
Should you help other people? That is what we will discuss in today’s article. If you’ve had a childhood like mine, then your parents must have taught you that helping others is a must – that’s what makes us human.
For example, About.com reports that people who demonstrate altruistic social interest enjoy a boost of self-esteem, because they know that they have made the world a better place. Huffington Post agrees with that, adding that compassion limits your exposure to stress hormones.
There Are Also Other Benefits:
Helping others is great because the world will pay you back. I don’t know whether you believe in “The Secret” or not, but I’ve had many instances where a good deed led to greater rewards.
Another good reason to help other people is to learn some new skills. For example, if you volunteer somewhere and do something that you haven’t done before, then you might develop a skill that may help you in your future career. Also, when you try out something new, you’re forced to leave your comfort zone; and the more you do that, the more confident you will become in the future.
By helping someone out you may also find a new friend. Who knows, maybe someday you will run into some troubles, and the person whom you have helped before, may also come to your rescue.
As you can see, there are many benefits to helping other people. However, don’t confuse being generous with being a putz. Don’t allow anyone to use you for their purposes, especially if those purposes contradict with your moral code.
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