I believe in self-reliance. I think you should be able to help yourself most of the time before you go and ask someone else for help.
A lot of the time I see people asking other people to completely do things for them, like turn in papers, get them something, or sharpen a pencil. I think that people should just do things like that and anything they can themselves, it is not something that is difficult, it only requires us to not be lazy which is something that I think is is becoming far too common.
People are missing out on the opportunity to feel good about themselves. Think of the great feeling you get when you accomplish something that you did not think you could do. Whether it is just cleaning a room or fixing a computer. That single experience will motivate and drive you forward toward another goal.
When people become too dependant on others, they will have trouble later in life when they do not have others to fall back on. It could lead to them into getting in trouble or into debt. I have seen people fail because they depend on others so much. Eventually it becomes like the old Mother Goose story about the boy who cried wolf. Eventually people will not come to your assistance because they don’t truly think you need it anymore and when you actually do, you might not have them to help you.
Self-reliance is a good attribute to have. By learning self-reliance, we will be able to help ourselves in times of need. Our level of independence in our teen years can determine how successful we are in adult life. It is not too early to start helping yourself. Do yourself a favor; learn to become independent in all areas in which you can possibly be independent.
We need to appreciate each other and the help we do get when we need it. For instance, when your parents pay for your vehicle or give you money for gas, you need to learn to appreciate this and give them the appreciation they deserve. While you can accept some assistance and appreciate it, you should strive for self-reliance.