Oh my. I never know asking for a favour is really hard. It felt like I'm violating my own rules. Ugh. ;(
The thought of asking for a favour is hard to swallow, let alone the action. UGH. I hate to ask for a favour. Feels like a loser. :(
Is it normal to feel guilt-ridden for asking a favour? Big or small, it doesn't matter. It's still a favour.
I'm a normal human being, sometimes I do need a favour and yes, every single time there's a need for me to ask for a favour, I would prepare like a million times, how should I ask for it?
Should I go for something benign, or rather something insouciant?
Oh well, I don't have a heart to go for the latter but sometimes I did it anyway. Excuse me for being such a nonchalant lady.
But I've always try to sound amiable when I ask for a favour. Still, I want to know what goes in the mind of a giver/bestower? Do they feel like a burden if someone asks them for something, or asks them to do something?
As for me, I wouldn't mind to help anyone if I'm capable of giving/lending the help. Ask me for a help, I'll help you in any way I could engage myself in. But for me to ask for someone's help is somewhat difficult, yet it is inevitable.
If no one needs help, they wouldn't create such 'help' and 'favour' as a word. What use is there to create such vacuous word, if people are not gonna use it anyway?
Having said that, I've lost count of times I've used that particular word. Yet again, I used it today.
"People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway."
— Kent M. Keith (Paradoxical Commandments)
— Audrey Hepburn
P/s: An infinite thanks to those who have helped me in any ways especially those who never thought of something in return. Be it friends, strangers, a friend of a friend and just anyone. Hats off to you guys. =)