It seems as though as life goes on, it just gets faster and faster. The older we get the more responsibilities we obtain, the more people come in and out of our lives, the more we are expected to do, the more milestones we are expected to accomplish or pass. It seems as though the older we get the faster life goes with everyone breathing down are necks and the pressure the world places on our shoulders. It makes us feel small and often times not good enough. It leads us to making sure that everyone else is happy, taken care of, and on their way that we leave ourselves out to dry. We don't make sure that we are happy, taken care of, and on our way. We make sure that everyone else's futures are bright and when people ask for help, we do so. We push our own hopes and dreams aside, and I think this is why the majority of this world has become so unhappy. I think it's because there are so many people that ask for help and don't help in return. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I'm not saying that asking for help is a bad thing or asking for help requires you to give in return, but that's the nice thing to do. When someone dedicates their time to help you, it's nice to dedicate some of your time to help them. But too often people have developed the habit of taking and not giving.
So, here is my advice, not that you asked for it, but here it is: don't forget about yourself. Don't get so swept up in helping someone else out that you forget to help yourself out. Help other people, but develop boundaries, know when enough is enough and know when your helpful reign is over. True, pure happiness can be found by helping someone else, but then what do you have to show yourself? Make your life yours not pieces of everyone else's life stitched together with good intentions. You matter too, what you want in life matters too. If all you want in life is to help other people then great, let your life be made up of pieces of everyone else's, but if you have dreams and aspirations, if you have wants and hopes and goals; go for it. You want to own your own business? Do it. You want to become a model, but society's "ideal standards" make you feel like you can't? Screw them. Is it going to make you happy? Yes? Then pursue it. You want to become a scientist or a doctor, but those around you tell you that you aren't smart enough or good enough? They're wrong, your grades don't determine or symbolize your self worth and quite frankly you can be whoever you want to be. You can do whatever you want to do. Don't let anyone make you think or tell you that you can't. Don't let anyone make you feel like you helping them accomplish their dreams and goals is more important than pursuing and accomplishing your own. You are worth something and no matter how small the world can make you feel, just know that you can make a big difference. You have one life to live and it's shorter than you think, so make it yours.
You are capable of being whoever you want to be and do whatever you want to do. Just have faith in yourself and recognize just how important you are. The world wouldn't be the same without you no matter what the size of the population is. The world could always use more of you, so don't lose yourself in others, you're pretty great too.