Have you ever given up on something you really wanted to do, to help

@ersmommy1 (12596)
United States
March 6, 2008 1:27pm CST
someone else out? Did they appreciate it? Or take it for granted? If they took it for granted would you do it again?
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I have always been pretty good about helping people out when they need it. Some are grateful and others are not. I continue to try to help people when they need it if I am in a position to help them.
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@paulsy (1263)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
Yes, I have given up on trying to help this one person whom I considered one of the most important people in my life. I cared so much for her. I worried about her situation and when she needed advise, she would come to me and ask my opinion. I was always there for her. But all of a sudden, she decided to disregard my opinion. That hurt me so much. So I realized maybe my opinion didn't count anymore. In the beginning, I kept on crying about it. My fiance tried his best to console me. Now, I have opened my eyes. It's about time I just let it go. I have stopped thinking or worrying about her situation, especially these days I know she's in a rut. I don't want to ask how she is anymore and just wish that whatever she does, she does things for the best.
@paulsy (1263)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
Ps.... I've learned my lesson well. I wouldn't do it again.
• United States
10 Mar 08
It is, definitely, hard to make sacrifices and have your sacrifice ignored. Not everyone expresses their gratitude. Sometimes, I might just write it off as someone who doesn't express appreciation. A lot of the time, however, I think I would feel jaded -- unwilling to help in the same manner again.
@aretha (2538)
• United States
6 Mar 08
i tried to help someone and i thought they appreciated it but in the end i found out they took me for granted and for everything i would give. i know it is silly but this person may need it again soon and i think i would try and help again but not as much as i did before.
@fossesor (268)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
I am always taken for granted by the person I want. At first, I usually ignore the down feelins but most of the time time tells me that I should stop doing it cause I amnot contributing and goos for continuing..
@ebberts (786)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Sure I have. Some have appricated it others took me for granted. But I would do it again. IT not only helped them but, I felt great about helping them, whether or not it was appricated.