Helping others

@Pose123 (21666)
Canada
November 25, 2007 5:52pm CST
How would you rate the following statement? The greatest joy and satisfaction in life comes from helping others. Blessings.
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11 responses
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
I don't know if I would say it is the greatest joy but it would have to be up there at the top, it does give you a wonderful feeling being able to help someone, I think it is a very important part of life.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi lilaclady, Personally, I would put it at the top, but we each have our own opinion. Thank you for responding. Blessings.
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@AmbiePam (51193)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I would mostly agree. The times where I felt best in my life, where when I was making a difference in someone else's. I think when we start to focus on ourselves, instead of others, we begin to be dissatisfied with our own lives. In the same vein, we don't want to lose our own identity or we won't be able to fully contribute to bettering other people's lives.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi AmbiePam, I agree, the way we handle such things are very important. If we let people walk over us, we just end up being bitter and accomplish nothing. Blessings.
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@FireHorse (294)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Lilaclady took the words right out of my mouth lol. This would be a VERY different world from what it is if more people helped each other and cooperated for free with no regard for finacial profit. It is my hope that such a world will come about one day! I think the very future of the human race depends on learning this lesson.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi FireHorse, Thanks for commenting and I have no doubt but that you are correct. Blessings.
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@husi_007 (304)
• India
27 Nov 07
I agree with that.....Helping others gives stisfication....
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi husi_007, Thank you for commenting. It does give great satisfaction, but there's more to it than that. It makes us realize that we are here to help one another. Blessings.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Yes, there is no greater feeling than doing something for others. Sister Theresa used to said that is not how much we give ,but how much love we put into giving.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi Mirita, Thanks for your positive response. I like the quote from Sister Theresa. Blessings.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Hi Pose123! I absolutely agree with that statement and if i am going to rate it, i think i will rate it with a more than 10! I always have felt that kind of joy and happiness when i help a stranger, an old woman, an old man, a poor child or just about anyone in my own small way. And if i could see the smile on the face of the person i helped, that smile is so priceless to see and the "Thank you" is so precious to hear. There is nothing compared to such joy and satisfaction. Take care and have a nice day. :)
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi faith210, Thank you for such a positive response. We agree on this. Blessings.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
26 Nov 07
look it depends from person to person. it gives happiness. its also great satisfaction. But it is not the greatest one as i think in today's world. All have their own priorities.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi subha, I agree, everyone may not think that it's the greatest. I'm pleased that you feel it gives happiness and satisfaction. Blessings.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I believe that statement whole-heartedly. It is the core of my selfishness... if I make my people truly happy, it makes me happy. I don't mean that I give in to their every whim, or let them use me as a doormat... but I try to help them see what they are capable of, to encourage and support them, and to applaud them when they succeed.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi alamode, Thank you for your positive thoughts on this. Blessings.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Nov 07
To a large extent, I agree. I derive much joy and happiness from helping others. I enjoy doing community work and volunteering service. When I see a smile on their face, I feel that all that I've done is worthwhile. However, when it comes to helping friends, I learn to only spend time on friends who are worthy of my time. I've been very nice and helpful to some friends but in the end, I end up being hurt and bullied by these friends. It's fine if they are unappreciative but why do they have to hurt me? I guess I am too foolish.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi poohgal, We must never let ourselves become a doormat, because it robs us of the ability to continue helping those who need it most. Each situation is different, and there are always some who take advantage, and it's often difficult to know how to handle such people. Thank you for commenting, but please don't say that you are too foolish, it just means that you are a sensitive and caring person. Blessings friend.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Nov 07
Thanks for the encouragement. =D
@scoles (65)
• Philippines
9 Dec 07
i've read from the lives of saints that they were very much satisfied in life if they dedicate their lives to others... but still i don't really understnad it at all.... (what am kinda selfish?) LoL
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
10 Dec 07
Hi scoles, I don't expect that you are selfish at all. There are different ways of helping. When your find your way, you will know it. Blessings,
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Hi Pose I would have to rate that with a 10. I love to help other people if I can. It gives me such a warm feeling knowing that Ive helped someone out. I only wish more people would think like that.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Hi TerryZ, Thanks for commenting,I couldn't agree more. Blessings.