Help is an impediment to growth

Help is an impediment to growth

Google defines help as to do something for somebody in order to be useful or to make something
easier for him/her. And yes I can’t agree more than this. Like I completely understand that help is
not something that one asks for but it is the moral duty of every creature on earth to serve others
to define selflessness. Although there are some speculations that help act as a barrier to growth
and we even can’t deny this but it completely depends on the circumstances under which we are
helping others. Help is not an obligation but a responsibility for which our conscience makes us
obliged to serve mankind.
It depends like how we are helping others. If one is working for women empowerment and
helping in promoting their ideas for their upliftment that doesn’t mean that it is hindrance to their
growth any way as if women can’t do themselves. But it is just to act as one of the pillars to
support the big cause. Help is to protect the rights of others that need not require to be written in
any constitution but are must for humanity to survive in this world. We have several organisations
working on international and national levels to help people who are in need of resources to make
themselves independent and capable enough to do justice to their living. And this what help
exactly means.
We can understand this more easily with an example. Let us suppose there are two students. One
is struggling to get books, notebooks and the basic right of education and the other is struggling to
complete is homework due to lack of concentration and negligence towards studies. So helping the
latter in solving his homework doesn’t make sense as he is just reluctant to work hard and will
make him always dependent on others. Instead we can help by making him understand the
importance of education. But helping the first student in order to get access to resources is what
we should actually do. There are some people around us who are not so fortunate like us. So it
becomes our task to help them so that they could also have access to basic needs. Definitely it is
going to help them grow more.
If a child is born into a poor family that doesn’t mean that he is destined to be poor all his life. If
we could initiate to help him with his education and good surroundings then who knows probably
he could be the next education minister. He could be the reason to end poverty in his family. There
is a famous quote that only one star in sky will make the sky dull. So in the same way how sun
supports moon to shine at night, how light supports raindrops to form rainbow, we have to come
forward to help others so that we all can contribute to make this world a better place to live.