A candle lights others but consumes itself.

@ssh123 (31086)
India
November 20, 2006 1:04am CST
Have you come across people who always keep rendering help to others, but do not find time to do anything for their own family. Have you come across such social workers?
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• United States
2 Dec 06
This statements reflects me, but I belive my mission in life is to help people (including my family) but my own needs dont seem as important. One example, a friend of mine recently lost her father, and in the midst of her pain she looked at me and said Jenni you are so sweet and caring thank you. It warms my heart. thank you for 'listening'
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
2 Dec 06
You are really a marvellous person. To help others, one needs guts, feeling, involvement and kindness. Without these, it is not possible to think of helping others. You seem to be possessing such qualities and do not worry, you will not burn out yourself. Those who help others, are helped by God. I firmly believe in this. In India, particularly in brahmin community (priestly community to which I belong to), most of them are middle class and uppermiddle class people and they live on cooperation of others in the community. My parents were greatly helped by my mother's brother and my parents helped hundreds of children from village to come to city, stayed with us, they were sent to school, free food and books. Likewise, my brothers and sisters too are involved in helping others, which is part of our life. Thanks for very interesting and touching response.
@Funloving (879)
• India
26 Nov 06
no i havent cuz this is mine 3rd year in the city & i dont get out of the house much so dont know
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
29 Nov 06
I think you have not understood the discussion topic. This meaning to say there are lots of people who work for others throughout their life and neglect themselves.
• India
8 Dec 06
yes i have come across , my father is one, he helps other but when the matter comes to the family he does help but not that much as he shows to others work.....(not to be taken seriously) i think its a inborn charecter to help others, i wish to see many such people
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
9 Dec 06
Probably your father has confidence that people in the family can manage on their own and it is the others who require help. He is a good samaritan and I appreciate it. Thanks for interesting response.
• India
30 Nov 06
Well, there are so many people around us who are constantly striving to better the lives of people who live around them. I have a teacher who is actively involved in imparting education to the needy, he actively involves himself in many causes, which would make for a tiring read if I go on writing about him, such is his intensity and passion towards what he's doing. I try to emulate his deeds, he's a real life idol to me. Good day to you, bye.
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
30 Nov 06
Most of the examples for the above topic, onewould find in Teaching community. It is noblest of the professions. I went through the response and it is really touching story. Thanks for impressive response.