“Help” is considered a four letter word to many of us. We don’t like to ask for it because it makes us feel weak, dependent, indebted, incompetent, or a mixture of all of these things. We might also find ourselves feeling ashamed for being so needy. Asking for help is an intrinsic part of being human. We evolved as social creatures who relied on each other to have our basic needs met, so it’s a natural part of living in a society. There should be no shame in behaving the way that we were designed to behave. It gives us an opportunity to stare down our fear of being vulnerable, which is a beautiful and very human emotion. Sometimes we also need to admit that we can’t always do it on our own. There are certain times that it takes a village to get the job done, and that’s okay.

Home/Facebook/“Help” is considered a four letter word to many of us. We don’t like to ask for it because it makes us feel weak, dependent, indebted, incompetent, or a mixture of all of these things. We might also find ourselves feeling ashamed for being so needy. Asking for help is an intrinsic part of being human. We evolved as social creatures who relied on each other to have our basic needs met, so it’s a natural part of living in a society. There should be no shame in behaving the way that we were designed to behave. It gives us an opportunity to stare down our fear of being vulnerable, which is a beautiful and very human emotion. Sometimes we also need to admit that we can’t always do it on our own. There are certain times that it takes a village to get the job done, and that’s okay.

“Help” is considered a four letter word to many of us. We don’t like to ask for it because it makes us feel weak, dependent, indebted, incompetent, or a mixture of all of these things. We might also find ourselves feeling ashamed for being so needy. Asking for help is an intrinsic part of being human. We evolved as social creatures who relied on each other to have our basic needs met, so it’s a natural part of living in a society. There should be no shame in behaving the way that we were designed to behave. It gives us an opportunity to stare down our fear of being vulnerable, which is a beautiful and very human emotion. Sometimes we also need to admit that we can’t always do it on our own. There are certain times that it takes a village to get the job done, and that’s okay.

via Karyn Bender RPh CHHC
January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments