Helping Others

    We all find ourselves in situations where we want to help someone we care about but that person doesn't want our help.  The person we our trying to help may become hostile as a result of our unwanted help.   Sometimes it is necessary to do this but the chances of successfully helping someone who doesn't want our help is small.  Also, often there are unintended negative consequences that result from our helping.  The person may have good reasons for not taking the actions we feel they should take.  To a certain degree people have a right to live their lives their way.   We don't have the right to interfere against their will except under exceptional circumstances.   I have a personal experience in which I made a great effort to help someone who turned against me as a result. 


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