I Am a Rock

Is it easy for you to ask for help when you need it, or do you prefer to rely only on yourself? Why?

When I read this post prompt, I immediately started thinking about different scenarios. I’m happy to ask for help for technical matters. This can be not knowing how to do everything at work or asking for someone to help me pull weeds out the borders at home. The help that I’m more bothered about asking for is the sort where there’s still only me that can eventually do the activity at the end, and that normally requires a decision.

I was reading how a few other bloggers answered and one line that I saw a few times upset me. Some were saying that they don’t ask for help because there’s only themselves that they can trust. I find this quite sad and probably says more about that person than their group of friends.

Whereas I choose not to ask for help all the time, it must really suck not have anyone to be able to turn to.  I think I’ll resolve to judge situations and not always to ask for help, but to make sure I’m always there to give it.

I’ve built walls,
A fortress steep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I Am a Rock by Paul Simon

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