Is There A Right And A Wrong Way to Help Someone?

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Like many of you, I have been on my own personal journey to understand the world around us. In preparation for my trip to Haiti in January, I have been trying to comprehend the idea of shutting up and listening. This spurs the question in the title, “Is there a right and a wrong way to help someone?”.

Helping others is giving them what you think they need. Serving others is learning what they dream about, and helping them get there.

When you look at groups around the world helping in 3rd world countries, there are plenty reports of amazing work, and yet we often don't hear of the ‘failed' projects. In his TED Talk, Ernesto Sirolli makes the argument that the “norm” of international help projects is failure. Ernesto decided to only respond to people in the projects he got involved with. He found the strength to shut-up, listen, and serve the people in what they were passionate about. He gave no ideas, no direction, but instead built a relationship to find out what they were excited about. He found that when he became invested and served the passions of the new friends he was making, he was able to draw from his own knowledge to figure out how to make their dreams reality.

His TED talk is 12 minutes long, and may change your day, hopefully it will change your life. Take a moment and listen to Ernesto Sirolli answers to our question.

Has anyone spent the time to listen and hear your passions in life? How did it change you?

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