If you ever saw the movie "Amélie", you will see that Amélie has this very deep desire to help everyone around her, even if they were just complete strangers to her. Growing up, I had this same deep need to help people, to save the world if you would, just like a superhero would. I love to play therapist for people when I was younger, almost pushing them to come forth their problems so that I can help them solve them, and I was always the one to be there for my friends when they needed it. They said I give them great advice, and it feels good to know that I can do that for them.
I even remember, when I was just in elementary school, that they gave us this assignment for all of us to go to this kindergarten class and become their teacher's "helpers" for that day, to help the students and what not. I was assigned to this little girl who had trouble reading. I sat there with her, very close to me, and I gently showed her how to pronounce each letter until she had them right, and I praised her every time she did a good job on reading her material. After that day, my teacher pulled me aside and told me that I had to be the most patient human being she has ever come to know.
Of course, my own life has it's struggles. I had loved and lost people, and not even in that romantic sense, but in a platonic sense too. Now for some reason, this is making me not want to help people when I used to be passionate about it. The passion I had to become a helper is just a smudge left and it's quickly dissolving. I don't know what to do, but any insight would be great for me, because I want to go back to being that girl who wanted to save the world. Thank you for taking the time to read this.