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Lifesavers

29 May 2021

Many people are “lifesavers”: helping others, allowing them to escape from poverty, taking their mind off being sad or ill, with good advice. We love to help and do good all around us.

Do we ever ask ourselves if the people we want to save really want to be saved?

We often plunge in and rush to help people who have not asked us for anything.

Is this to help other people or to help ourselves? Isn’t our feeling of being useful just an illusion?

Should our role as a “saviour” not be more about trying to get the other person to want to save themselves… possibly by asking for our help?

What about you? Do you offer YOUR solutions or do you listen to what others are really asking for?

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Gundula Welti

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