To think somebody is going to help us and go out of their way for us out of the goodness of their heart is idealistic and unrealistic.

From my experience, few people care, genuinely want to help, and are willing to help.

Don’t get your hopes up. Don’t expect anything from anybody. Don’t expect anybody do anything nice for us. Don’t be let down.

There are giving people out there, but many want something in return.

We act out of self-interest.

We’re self-centered. We’re consumed with our own lives.

If you want help, help. If you need something, give.

Offer something. Add value. Bring something to the table. Create a win-win situation.

Give others a reason to help us because most want or need a reason.

What can I do for you? How can I help you?