Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
It is a brave thing to have courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
We cannot shut the windows and pull down the shades; we cannot say, I have learned all I need to know; my opinions are fixed on everything. I refuse to change or to consider these new things. Not today. Not any more.
In the very desire for help one is apt to forget that the objective should be to enable the individual to stand on his own feet.
There is another ingredient of the maturing process that is almost as painful as accepting your own limitations and the knowledge of what you are unable to give. That is learning to accept what other people are unable to give you. You must learn not to demand the impossible or to be upset when you do not get it.