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Proverb Analysis

Uploaded by MafiaBoy85 on Mar 15, 2002

Have you ever helped a friend or family member in need? Or even a stranger? You probably did this out of good intent and wanted to be a good Samaritan. Well I applaud you! Well done! However, have you ever thought about what would happen if that person was in trouble again? I answered this question by writing my own proverb, “Help a person in need, and he will think of you again when he is in trouble.” It is pretty self explanatory. Once you help a person, they will go to you again when something goes awry. This may continue until a person stops it or the person being “helped” no longer needs assistance. It takes the idea of being a kind and courteous person in which it is a selfless good deed, to looking at the bad side of it.

This proverb is meaningful to me because I made it up and secondly, because it actually makes sense. There have been a few incidents in my life that involved me helping others and being asked for help repeatedly afterwards. I know it doesn’t sound like I’m very nice but I just believe this because of previous experiences. I also know it may sound pessimistic but this proverb can only be fully understood when a person has had it happen to them. If you think of times where you helped someone, be it a friend or another, they usually come back again when they require assistance. Let’s try an example: A friends comes and asks you for help on homework. You help them being the nice person you are and they thank you and leave. A while later, they return asking for more help but this time in a bit more urgent and less appreciative manner. You still help them. This continues on until they do it so much it gets on your nerves and no matter what you say, they still keep asking for help. They might tell friends and they’ll ask you for answers as well as him, or he might never stop. This may be resolved but you have learned a lesson. Some people cannot be trusted. That is what I believe! However I believe that you shouldn’t trust anyone just to be safe. Now this has happened to a friend of mine exactly how I described in the example. What convinced me to believe in...

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Uploaded by:   MafiaBoy85

Date:   03/15/2002

Category:   Creative Writing

Length:   3 pages (757 words)

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