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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-20-07 04:40 PM
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33. Thanks, I needed this today

Someone really showed their true colors today and I was left wondering, "Now WHY did I want to help this person?"

Greed killed my offer to help, and I won't be spending any more of my hours or $$ helping this person. Not only is she greedy, but she's really shortsighted by pushing away the people who really just want to help her. (She has MS.)

It struck me how tough it is to build community with some people. They are always worried about what's "mine." They can't see that "many hands make light work." Her project is going to fail because she doesn't have the knowledge or the ability to complete it by herself. With help, it could be a smashing success.

I already have "that project" going steady where I am, and I already have "mine" paid for with my own hard work, so I am certainly no threat, yet she decided to assert herself in an ugly way through someone else (she didn't even have the courage to bring up her silly concerns with me.) I donated much time and $$$ last year to the same volunteer effort without so much as a thank you from this woman, so I guess I should have known....

Another friend and I just rolled our eyes and I walked away from this project, but it really made me sad for some reason.

So I am going to focus on the people who are true GOOD people in my life. Someone affected me in a negative way, but I'm going to go help someone else tonight and perhaps be a bit more careful where I put my energies next

time. :hi:
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