FPQ97: Help Yourself


Fandango provocatively asks…

Is it more important to you to be able to help yourself, help your family, help your friends, help your society, or help the world?

I’m addressing this question as applying to me only, not what others should do. It is more important to me to take care of myself so that I don’t become a burden to others. My daughters are busy and I don’t want to stress them out with worry about me, for as long as possible anyway. I feel I am helping them indirectly by focusing on my own needs and behavior. Practically speaking, I have very limited resources to share, in terms of financial help and/or pitching in physically to help family, friends, or the world in general. I wish I could do more. If I felt better, I’d join one of those clean up litter type groups. 🌎

Hey everyone! Let’s help Fandango continue his great FPQ series by offering suggestions for future provocative questions.

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15 responses to “FPQ97: Help Yourself

  1. I agree with you Paula. Helping ourselves is helping those dear to us.

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  2. I’m so with you on this. It is the best way.

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  3. Great perspective on the question! I said something similar, but from a lot more cynical point of view! And I emailed Mr. Fandango some ideas … so let’s hope they help him!

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  4. First, thanks for aiding my effort to keep this prompt going. Second, I agree that you have to first help yourself before you can help others. Selflessness can only work if you, yourself, are able to help others.

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  5. Very well thought out answer, Paula. Taking care of ourselves is the best way to “help” those we care about. Give them one less thing to worry about.💕

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  6. Totally practical and honest advice. Putting yourself first is indeed a much clearer pathway to helping others and yet strangely enough, a lot of people don’t see this.

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  7. I agree with you; you serve others better when you are a good and healthy individual.

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