I Feel Obligated to Help Others Even When It May Hurt Me

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    To My Detriment

    A few years ago I became fast friends with a coworker, and though I didn't know her all that well, when she called me in the middle of the night asking me to lend her 500 dollars, I just couldn't say no. I live by the saying "Treat others as you would have them treat you.", so...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2010

    That's My Vice

    I tend to do that a lot and end up getting hurt. What more can I say, that's my vice and I have to live with it sadly.
    bluie19 bluie19
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2011

    It Is Who I Am

     so what if it hurts.as long as it helps those in need.someone should stand up for them.i wished someone would have when i was in need.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    I Feel Obligated To Help Other Even When It Hurts Me

    While I read this line here, I thought that me too :-) Sometimes we dont know exactly what we are , and then something comes before our eyes and when exclaim I was this !!! I feel I am a bit spritual in my nature, I never have looked for gaining materialistic gain on the expense...
    waqaroptimist waqaroptimist
    Nov 29, 2011

    I end up hurting myself in the process.

    When I know someone needs help I always offer lending a hand. When someone asks for help I always say yeah sure. However, whatever I do never gets appreciated. I get disappointed. I rarely ask for help, but when I do the answer is always "no, sorry".
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Sep 11, 2015

    I Can't Help It

    I have to help ppl, it is me. I will help you even when I know it will kill me. Its the person I am. Do not feel bad, I do it by choice, understanding my decision :)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2009
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