From our very childhood, we are preached to help the ones in need. One should always be benevolent and kind towards all and work for their interest. In order to stand by the words of our elders, we often extend our aid even if we have to go beyond our limits. But, we have also heard that even Gods help only those people who are ready to help themselves. Hence, in order to understand the motive behind this saying, following factors must be kept in mind:
It is not always commendable to flow with the feelings and act out of impulse. In order to help people, one must be cognizant of the need of the concerned. The emotion to help someone is amiable. But, one must also encourage people to have willingness towards helping themselves. Will power to sustain oneself without any external assistance must be inculcated within the individual. If the circumstances go beyond one’s capabilities, only then we must head outside. The person who is ready to help must also maintain a balance while extending it so that the needful never turns completely dependent upon him.