I want to help others more than myself. I can see other people’s struggles, the pressures they’re under, the turmoil that they’re experiencing, and I want to take it from them and strap it to my own shoulders. A load to carry along side my own.
I know that thinking this way was one of the factors that got me in this mess in the first place, and it will have to change for me to recover. But if you could help bring one moment of peace for a friend, wouldn’t you?
To know that they would never have to suffer again, is surely worth the increased pain on my part.