One of the mistakes we make early in our lives is feeling morally obligated to help others.

If we have something that they don’t, maybe we could help.
And when we do offer our help and that still doesn’t help, we feel we must have done something wrong.
Thus starts a vicious cycle of self-blame and self-criticism.

Except that it helps no one.
And certainly makes no one happy.

When we really want to help others, we could start with listening. Not trying to help, instead just listening. .
And being positive.
While we may still not be able to give them “things”, we will still give them the right vibe.

A rather unusual way to help others, is to be happy yourself.