“The best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.”
― Demi Lovato, Stay Strong
In your early twenties, you are just out of college, with so much knowledge and feathers on your cap. Over time without our knowledge, ego fills in and we don’t feel we should be asking for help. We feel we can do things on our own.
Apart from ego there is this called embrassment . As kids we hardly had such feelings, maybe these were alien to us. But we assume that asking for help is embarrassing.
It is not. My friends in twenties, it is okay to ask for help, be it job, family or life. Ask, just ask , you never know how , when and where help can come from. But all you got to do is ask.
You ask for help when you are in despair and no other time, if you are going through a rough patch, talk and time and again tell yourself that ask for help isn’t a crime and you aren’t committing one.
We often fail to communicate, that being the most important thing. The A-Z of communication must have been taught in the school, I have begun to feel so. Asking for help to an extent fails because of lack of communication no matter what kind of extrovert you are.
And there is a patient ear and a non judgemental heart here always. So just don’t hesitate to ask for help or talk when you feel stuck. 🙂
And also as Dumbledore says, “Help will be given to those who ask for it. “
Communication is important, and asking isn’t wrong. I remember a couple of tough patches I’d gone through a few years back, and the help from friends was vital in pulling me through the mire. 🙂 Well written, Ramya!
Thanks for sharing.
That dumbledores line nails it
Non judgemental heart and patient ear is all we need but we rarely get them
I find it hard to ask for help…always have and continue to do so. Not because of embarrassment but because I don’t want to be a burden on anyone.
Harrisham Rhyme – Over
I know exactly what you mean… have been there as the person who gets asked for help and the person seeking help. And I know how tough it is to bring one’s self to asking for it. Which is why more people need to talk about it… it is really ok for seek help.
Sometimes it can be the difference between life and death.
Great advice. How many of us are reluctant to ask for help as we don’t want to appear incompetent or bother someone? Most people are happy to be asked and will give help if they can.
We’re all in this together and often we struggle. Good to get help when we can. I remember a few …..EHEM years….ago when I was about twenty, I saw a sign at the college I was attending and it stuck with me. It said:
Life is not a test. You’re allowed to ask questions. Your post reminded me of that.
Nice take on help…it good to ask for help….however we must ask those who will genuine solutions
Oh yes, help is given to those who ask for it.
I dont hesitate to ask for help and of course help others easily too. But this is a recent development, may be because the greys have added to the wisdom 😀
I am often embarrassed to ask for help. Even now! But I am always ready to help others 🙂