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I am very helping in nature but still people call me selfish

Question:  I have a helpful nature but still people call me selfish. Even my parents hold the same opinion.

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns.

Being genuinely helpful and caring is a beautiful quality to have. This will certainly help you going forward in life, though being mindful of people and situations around you will be necessary.

Many a times, when people who are too nice, too kind and extremely helpful are unfortunately taken for granted. So, if you have helped a person, for example, at least 100 times and choose not to do any favour for the person, the 101st time, then you are perceived as selfish, whereas other people who are actually selfish and may choose to not help ot.....

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