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I just read this in a book I'm reading and it rings true for me.

"There is nothing more worthwhile than helping someone else."

lerlo 8 June 28

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Not for narcissists or egotistical people.

don't forget dead people 😉

@lerlo if you are dead there ain't nothing u can do, you're dead!

@Mofo1953 good call! I thought we were looking for all the people who don't do it

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Pretty much, unless one is a psychopath with no empathy, this is essentially true. Like every truism, context is everything.

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Some food for thought. Helping someone else makes you feel good so are you really helping to make yourself feel good?

azzow2 Level 9 June 28, 2019

unless it has no effect on you when you do it...but are you suggesting that therefore it's only done for selfish reasons? If so, I suggest you try different food

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It's one of the reasons I love volunteering for Recovering from Religion. They provide great training, the work is done via chat or phone and people really appreciate the peer support.

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Rings true for me as well. Family, friends, community, country and the world. I try to make sure I'm of service to each of things on an ongoing basis.

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that reminds me of a wise doctor i had a conversation with a few yrs ago. i let him know that i'm an atheist & don't have much hope for the human race. he said: then maybe you should consider being a humanist. i suppose that's all a humanist can do: help other ppl.

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You are an empath. As I am. It's a special kind of burden to bear. But it also makes life more meaningful.

mischl Level 7 June 28, 2019
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There is nothing more rewarding than helping and there is nothing more devastating than a missed opportunity to help someone.

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Exactly. I got a Master of Public Administration degree because I get the greatest reward from doing work that helps other people.

Since 2006, I have been a volunteer college mentor at Wenatchee High School. I help low income, first generation students write essays to apply for college and scholarships.

One of my best success stories is Brenda, who won $269,545 in scholarships and grants in 2016. A sophomore at Wesleyan University, Brenda plans to become a medical doctor and pathologist. She wants to cure diseases.

In June 2018, I I took three young women I previously mentored on a hike around Icicle Gorge.

impressive!

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