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Daemon
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Self-help is the best help.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
excaelis
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 12:24:01 AM

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No it's not.
Susan Maharjan
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 1:22:19 AM

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yes ! it's right ..i thing coz there is every one who want to help self.
Tomahawk71
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 1:25:13 AM

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It's quite true in a non-helpful society.
That makes you an expert on many subjects.
Luker4
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 1:55:49 AM

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One must learn to be self-reliant.
Bully_rus
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 2:16:36 AM
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Only if you can reach a sore spot by hand, paw or beak. On the serious side, it's often enough to stop self-inflicting itself or make a pause, at least for a while.
moniquester
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 3:47:51 AM

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Sometimes the help of a good friend is a healing balm, and preferable to helping oneself.
walirlan
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 3:49:37 AM

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Not always and not in every situation.
Vit Babenco
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 4:13:35 AM

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God helps those who helps themselves.
The Singing Gardener
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 4:15:53 AM

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Maybe self-help is the help most likely to bring long-term relief. Change has to come from within.
Rudra Saikat
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 5:08:26 AM

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Quite true. A person who grows up without dependence on others is a person of strength and courage.
MechPebbles
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 6:57:13 AM

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Very true but, as social animals, help from others must not be despised.
monamagda
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 7:09:55 AM

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The fable:
HERCULES AND THE WAGONER
A Farmer was driving his wagon along a miry country road after a heavy rain. The horses could hardly drag the load through the deep mud, and at last came to a standstill when one of the wheels sank to the hub in a rut.
The farmer climbed down from his seat and stood beside the wagon looking at it but without making the least effort to get it out of the rut. All he did was to curse his bad luck and call loudly on Hercules to come to his aid. Then, it is said, Hercules really did appear, saying:
"Put your shoulder to the wheel, man, and urge on your horses. Do you think you can move the wagon by simply looking at it and whining about it? Hercules will not help unless you make some effort to help yourself."
And when the farmer put his shoulder to the wheel and urged on the horses, the wagon moved very readily, and soon the Farmer was riding along in great content and with a good lesson learned.
Self help is the best help.
Heaven helps those who help themselves.

http://mythfolklore.net/aesopica/milowinter/9.htm
Robert Imgrat
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 7:14:07 AM

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It eliminates false friends and other creatures expecting gratitude for what they can achieve alone.
TB Turtle
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 8:41:40 AM

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Anyone that has gone through painful days of mourning will attest, you Can't do it alone.
Ozolinsh V.
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:42:55 AM

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Oh, really?Shame on you
Gary98
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 10:06:10 AM

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The satisfaction and great content from self-reliance can never be had or experienced from any kind of external helps.
nsolo3t
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 11:46:28 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Self-help is the best help.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
d'oh!

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The patient knows where the doctor is!
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 12:48:53 PM

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Thank you Aesop, now please say that again, and again and again.....
Dialectrum
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 2:00:49 PM

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Who will help you if you are unwilling to help yourself?

Pieter_Hove
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 3:21:04 PM

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No-one is so clever to be able to come up with the perfect formula for a particular problem of yours. Including yourself. It's a give-and-take with other helpers.
Verbatim
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 3:35:00 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Self-help is the best help.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


Self-help generously defies selfishness by giving a new meaning to "me first".

Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 3:49:36 PM
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Helping myself to some of that cleverly swindled Rothschilds largesse would be great if it weren't a death sentence.

johnfl
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 4:03:01 PM

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AND, DO NOT BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU!!!!!!!
early_apex
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 4:04:41 PM
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S. Miranda-Hess
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 5:14:48 PM

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MechPebbles wrote:
Very true but, as social animals, help from others must not be despised.

I agree, humans are social animals.
striker
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 5:51:42 PM
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the people in this country look for hand outs
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 8:00:53 PM

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I always help myself especially at buffets.
Dosei Iantha Evans
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 8:07:03 PM

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what if you don't know the answer and need outside help?Think
The Dementor
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 8:08:51 PM

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im just posting for the sake of posting
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 8:45:43 PM

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Is it considered self help or cheating to play Spelling Bee by always choosing the expert category and then looking up the word on Google, copying the word and then pasting the word for the correct answer and, of course, the fifteen points. In my Massachusetts group I suspect this is the modus operandi. Hmmmm, very interesting but why???
nkelsey
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:03:12 PM
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Applause
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 11:52:31 PM
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Whistle Striker wrote, "the people in this country look for hand outs"

....specially when the rich encourage this type of behavior because the rich love to live off of the less fortunate ones. In every country there are the lazy rich who would tear the skin off the less fortunate ones so that they can live indolently vacationing overseas 12 months a year, and the lazy poor who would live off of their equally poor but hard working family and neighbors.
Read G.B. Shaw to see how those rich can be cheaters.

Self-help is necessary in the case of self-control against addictions, or self-help in the sense of taking care of oneself - only then we can take care of each other.
Verbatim
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:14:26 AM
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Well said, Milica, the lazy ones can be of rich and poor social condition alike, who indiscriminately live off the productive backs of the self-help(ed) ones.
Runi
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:35:42 PM

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“You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”
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