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Old 03-26-2019, 12:29 PM #1
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Help Can you help others if you donít know yourself?

Thoughts? My answer is no. If someone doesnít know themselves they canít effectively help others.

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Default Re: Can you help others if you donít know yourself?

sometimes we can have wisdom in things but are a bit blind to our own faults, though.
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Great point! Thanks Fuzzybear.
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Default Re: Can you help others if you donít know yourself?

Have you ever felt that having had to deal with your own mental health issues has given you the ability to mentor another? I don't think we have to have the solutions and be perfect ourselves to be able to be helpful to another. Sometimes just being able to relate gives us the ability to assist when it is needed. For example, do you not recognise and identify with another person going through a similar situation?

PsychCentral is an example of this happening all the time. Everyday people reach out - including yourself - to the others and much of what is said is valuable; even when we have not been able to help ourselves.
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Default Re: Can you help others if you donít know yourself?

Though along those lines ^^, Wisdom is in knowing that one does not have all the answers.

So, yes, Fuzzybear, a little introspection does indeed go a long way.
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Default Re: Can you help others if you donít know yourself?

I help people all the time...but I guess Iím bad at that too?
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