The Writings Of Tao Writer – Asking For What We Need

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -)

Why do we make asking for what we need so difficult? There should be no shame in asking in the same manner there should be no shame in saying, ”Yes or No.” No one is obligated to give just because they are asked. For whatever reason we make the decision to assist or not is a personal one. It might be interpreted as selfish or uncaring, and it might well be, but still, it is a decision based upon whatever reasons it is based.

A person asking for what they need must also be in a place to accept the reply without placing guilt upon the person being asked. “There is no sin in asking,” my mother would say. “Just don’t expect a yes.”


A food distribution center in Queens.Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. NYT 05/06/2020

As a result of the CoVid-19 virus, more people are in need of the basics to sustain life. People are embarrassed to have to be in the food line or the unemployment line or to ask a family member for a helping hand. It is during times like these when each of us must do what we can to assist those who need assistance. We must do so freely because we are human with no expectation of return. Do what you can to help your neighbor, your friends and those you don’t even know. This is the time to say, “Yes We Can!” Enough people are dying from The CoVid-19 virus. No one should be dying of hunger or lack of water and other basic utilities. The time to help someone, anyone in need is now. Act while you still can.