Who to help

A crisis.

Somebody is in need.

Time to jump in.

That way I know I’m being of use.

That way I can feel good about myself.

That way I know I’m needed.

But I have to ask

Am I helping the person in difficulty?

Or am I making this all about me

Helping myself, and not the other?

And could I assist in a different way…

…One that actually does something?

For some fabulously clear advice on this question, read The Ring Theory of Helping. It’s of value in all kinds of crises – medical, existential, organisational.

And it answers a most important question when we want to be of use – not whether, but who to help.

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