It’s not a new idea that asking for help is a negative connotation. You shouldn’t ask for help, you shouldn’t seek assistance. You should stand tall, you should face things on your own.
I’m here to say, that’s wrong. You’re wrong. You’re wrong if you think you can face this world alone. You’re wrong not to ask for help when you truly need it. You’re wrong not to seek help to get out of your darkest areas and back into the light. The reasoning behind any of this, the reason you are not asking for help, it’s all wrong. You’re simply wrong.
Are you mad now? Do you think you can do it all on your own? I used to think that too. I used to think, “I don’t need any one’s help”. I was doing just “fine” on my own, even if my head was just above water. My pride was weighing me down, despite my sinking I still refused.
You have to swallow your pride.
You’re there in the middle of the ocean, drowning because you’re too stubborn to ask for a life vest. You’re even worse off because you refuse to appear “weak”, thus refusing a rescue. You’re simply treading water to move it, not to relieve the drowning. You’re pride is an anchor. You’re pride will continuously drag you to the bottom until you swallow it. So, swallow it. Be done with your pride and start to swim.
It’s okay to ask and to need help. It’s okay to fail, so long as you do not give up.
Okay, enough ranting for today.