January 23, 2019

Are you inadvertently hurting those attempting to help you?

Lewis Bell, 24

This piece explores a prevalent sense of self-pity or helplessness that can be passed down through parents or peers and express itself in anxiety or depression in children who carry theses feelings into adulthood. This piece is not focused on those feelings so much as how a relationship with someone who helps with these feelings can be unconsciously exploited by the sufferer and can have a mentally and possibly physically draining effect on the person attempting to help them. I believe this is an important issue to address as this can often lead to a person with their friends best interests at heart however they are actually being unhelpful to themselves in the process.