Why do I bother?

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by fade2black, May 10, 2007.

  1. fade2black

    fade2black Well-Known Member

    I try to be nice to everyone. But what do I get in return? Shit. I don't know why I bother. It's in my nature. I wish I could stop caring but I cant.
     
  2. Sil

    Sil Well-Known Member

    I understand you... I truly do. I used to be (I fear I'm no more) a caring one, always ready to help people, always with a smile on my face... you got the point. Then... don't know why, it was like something broke, like something went wrong... I became careless, I see people like selfish and mean, that don't deserve my help nor my kindness. So, I fear I'm becoming heartcold, always minding his own business, I don't give a damn right noe if others need help. This has been noticed by everyone around me, but I just can't do anything about it...
     
  3. SeemsPerfect

    SeemsPerfect Guest

    I respect the desire to want to help everyone but at some point it's useful to understand that not everyone will appreciate what you've done to help them. So, if you want to help regardless b/c it makes you feel good than so be it. That's wonderful, it really is.

    Otherwise, I've found it's a much better idea to help others based on (1) those who really need help, (2) those who would like help and will appreciate it, and (3) those who I want to help just b/c it makes ME feel good regardless of their appreciation.

    I wouldn't waste my time or energy on those who didn't fall into one of those categories b/c who wants someone leeching off of them? Of course, this is just my opinion but it's worked for me thus far.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2007