Helping others

“Help a man against his will and you do the same as murder him.”
-Horace

Beatriz, who by the way has the same middle name as my Mom Eugenia, was kind enough to post a link to my site and another Colombian blogger. I went and visited Fabian Rodriguez’s site, and found a very interesting post. He talks about how we sometimes help others but they take it for granted. That made me look online for famous quotes about helping others.

Horace in his quote says something that seems extreme, but it is very true. We need to learn that in relationships with other people helping is actually complicated. Help for the most part is provided when someone asks for it, or at least it should be that way. But sometimes people just try to help others even when those people did not even as. This is often misconstruted into a negative thing… or maybe not even misconstruted but it is really a negative thing. I have been a victim of that giving plenty of unwanted advice, and trying to “help” others when they did not even ask.

I guess it is all a matter of growing as a person and realizing that people if they need help, they will ask for it. No matter how compelled I feel to help someone now, I now wait until they actually want my help.

Now back to the post by Fabian. He pointed towards an article that is in Spanish but in a very humorous way pokes fun at the pitfall that many of us computer geeks fall into. Helping a friend or family member buy a computer… which instantly makes us their primary tech support. I have now solved must of that problem by pointing them to Dell… they have the Dell dude and their own tech support.

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