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Do you think that a person needs to be humble to receive help?

I don't understand why people who are very vocal and honest about needing financial or any other type of help NEVER receive it, but if a friend or family member solicits help on their behalf it's a different story. Someone tells a sad little story about their friend having cancer or their friends kid having a disease or some sad crap like that and they get a vacation and a brand new state of the art house. It kind of makes me want to puke when I watch shows like Extreme Home Makeover, but they also inspire me! I have mixed feelings I suppose. Thoughts??


Asked by truthteller0722 at 12:57 AM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (11)
  • I like this post.

    people who have a theatrical sellable story get help while those who are not so marketable suffer.. this can be taken as good or bad really.. I myself get sick when i watch a lot of reality television so Meh lol

    Answer by MoMoFu at 2:04 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I am not sure why it is that people are usually more willing to help when not asked. Maybe it is an ego payoff thing. Like, 'oh, look how helpful and giving I am'. Maybe if the person asks for help directly that kills the superhero thing for them? (Wow, I have never sounded so inarticulate! Sorry, it's late and I am sick.)

    Answer by LittleWeloosMom at 1:08 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • So you are saying those people lie? Good way to be judgmental.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 1:05 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • actually, some people on extreme home makeover tell their own stories, i.e. nominate themselves.

    Answer by catharsis at 1:10 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I think it's great that this world doesn't have enough kindness and it's bad attitudes and selfish behavior that makes the world what it is today a crap hole. People endure hardships such as cancer and you think it's "sad crap" for someone to want to brighten their life and give them something so wonderful? You have a horrible attitude.

    Answer by Proverbs3127 at 1:21 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I've seen some homes on that show that nearly broke my heart to know kids were actually living there. So No! I would never think that way about people asking for help. There are families out there who desperately need a prayer and miracle. You sound like you need to work on being humble.

    Answer by ambr2006 at 12:17 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I think some of those people get help and after no one can remember who they are. I am sorry your not getting the help you need maybe you can write an anon letter and send it off on your behalf it can only help?

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 7:32 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • idk but ill bump

    Answer by reina77 at 1:04 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • @Proverbs3127........why do you say that about me? My family is desperately in need and I choose to ask for it, I don't have any friends to request on my behalf and I would not want them to. I have a horrible attitude simply because I am willing to request a better life for myself and my son and am not willing to suffer in silence? That reasoning does not make sense to me.

    Comment by truthteller0722 (original poster) at 1:34 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I refuse to be a martyr just to soothe someone's ego or make them feel better about themselves. I am my first priority and my son second.

    Comment by truthteller0722 (original poster) at 1:39 AM on Sep. 5, 2010