Yes, you can’t save everyone and that is absolutely okay. You are not bound to help others while hurting and forgetting yourself. Every now and then, you don’t even realize that you are sinking deep down while saving others.
If you have a sense of empathy for others, I’m sure you always get ready to help them and understand their condition. You understand the dilemma of other people so much that you might even feel what they feel. Their stress, depression, disease, sadness and even happiness can be felt by you. You can feel everything. There are times when we see bad things happening with good people and we get powerless because we feel bad that we can’t help them.
I know it’s very hard seeing them falling in a hole but unable to rescue them. But… it’s okay. Here is a reality that you cannot save everyone. It’s them, not you. Helping everyone without helping yourself is an exhausting job. Sometimes you want to help them all, but you can’t. This isn’t because you don’t have time or money, this is because you are tired and you need a break. This is not your responsibility to help everyone while leaving your own self. What is proposed here is not a “giving up” of moral responsibility to help others, but rather a type of taking a break while you help yourself.
What an amazing world it would be if we had that power to give everyone what they needed. What if we could stop friends from making bad choices, what if we could provide endless funds to the homeless and needy people, what if we could rescue orphans from burning buildings, what if we can stop the crime and corruption and what if we could change the world for the better.
Well of course that would be great, but we can’t probably look forward to be able to do the whole thing. But we can take care of ourselves. We can keep doing the little good that we can do. We can keep spreading smile and peace around ourselves. Whether it’s part of your job, or you’re just caring and kind, but always remember that you can’t live life dedicated to others, with a complete discount of your mental and emotional solidity and well-being.
You have to take care of yourself too. Someone said and I quote, “You all have a little bit of ‘I want to save the world’ in you, that’s why you’re here. I want you to know that it’s okay if you only save one person and its okay if that person is you.”