Do people who help other expect something in return?

@utsadetti (4589)
United States
December 21, 2006 11:49am CST
We often see that some people arereally helpful and some other are not. What is the reason of being so helpful? do people who are helpful expect something in return?
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9 responses
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
I would like to think that in general people who are helpful by nature are doing so because of a genuine desire to help others and the wonderful feeling you get when you do. Cheers!
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Maybe so. But do you think still a lot of people are helpful?
@cicci8331 (178)
• Pakistan
29 Jan 07
yes,general speaking,i want to anyone who i help could in return,when i need his or her,if not i will disappointed deeply.usually,when i want to help as many people as possible ,but i have to make sure that my sevices go to those who really need them most.
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
some people is helpful by nature but there are also some who just help for the benefit of themselves or often called abuser..
@amby87 (322)
• India
13 Jan 07
yes money
• United States
10 Jan 07
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also know as Mormon or LDS. We believe service is the foundation of humanity. Children in the church are taught very early to "be in the service of their fellow man." The idea is of course role modeled after our Savior Jesus Christ but I think the key is that if everyone on the planet was in service to their fellow man to the best of their ability and even more there would be no hunger, poverty, distress, maybe even war. It also gives you a sense of self when you're in service to others and makes you forget yourself somewhat. The women's group of the church is called The Relief Society, this name is designed to remind women to be a relief to others, to offer help when they can, to give and do. I have sat through many Sunday lessons where sisters have borne testimony of curing their own worries and depression by making themselves available to care for others.
• India
5 Jan 07
There is a simple reason for it.. Some have a heart for others and some do not have that.. i personaly feel that one should be a keen observer so that he is able to swifly come to anybody's help as and when required... after all life is not being living selfishly.. Be self-less and Enjoy a wider perepective...
@drmt57 (295)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Yes people expect something in return. They may not expect anything from the person that they help but they are expecting to be rewarded. helping other is sowing a seed, just as you plant a grain of corn, when you plant it you are expecting a crop.
• Philippines
23 Dec 06
There are different intentions why people offer for help. Sometimes they do just for being a good samaritan, and sometimes they do because they want also you to do favor for them. In that instance , it doesn't matter. atleast they lend their hands when you need them.
@snoopy12 (468)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
The reason for being helpful is the innate character of the person doing it. Its amazing nowadys that there are still a few people who has compassion to help other people without expecting anything in return. I still know some people like them and im glad they are my friends