i think it’s basic human nature to wanna help others.
but how on earth do you try to help people who don’t
seem to have much interest in helping themselves?
now, i don’t think it’s done on purpose. i mean, who wants
to have to go through difficulties in life, or to be unhappy
all of the time or even to get physically sick because of it?
however, i also think that the 1st step to recovering is within
the person itself, they must acknowledge or admit to
themselves that they have a problem. 1st step.
in my experience, the next step is the tricky part; ask for help.
as adults, or as independent people, we often view asking
for help as a weakness, that it’s a poor reflection on our
capabilities, that it’s something to be ashamed of a.k.a ego.
WRONG. NOTHING CAN BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
i believe that if our intentions are good, life will somehow
direct us to people who want to help, who wouldn’t mind
taking time to support us or at the very, very least, act as
a safe place for us to confide in, to talk things through,
to at least get it off our chest. minimum.
who knows? maybe they would be able to actively help,
or even direct us to the right organizations or authorities
that might be the best place to provide us with support.
…never underestimate how kind people can be.
sometimes we don’t realize how much other people care
about us, and how much they want us to be happier,
and to what extent they want us to succeed.
so if you’re in need of help, acknowledge it and seek help.
and if you’re the one getting approached, be a friend,
and educate yourself on how to help or find out who can.
in any case, being me, my rather naïve and idealistic brain
would always find a way to return to this simple but
fundamental belief, and it’s why i still believe in lost causes;
…lost causes are the ones that pays off the most in the end.