TED – How to buy happiness (Michael Norton)

This man lives in one room apartment with his mentally retarded daughter.

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He is in his 80s and still struggling to find a way out to reduce his misery and sufferings.  Being poor is seriously one of the biggest crimes, he says, as its impacts remains till the last breath of one’s life. He has a son who is earning, but is also not willing to take care of his elderly father…

This man lives in one room apartment with his mentally retarded daughter, who is totally dependent on him as she cannot take care of herself.  His wife died two years ago, so his daughter has no one else to take care of her than him.  He wants to do some work with which he can earn something for him and his daughter, but it is just out of question now for him.  His one eye has left working and the other is growing week too,  also his physical strength is declining with the passage of time.

His son is a fruit seller and has a wife with three children to look after.  The family used to live together, but when the son suffered some financial problems, he asked father and daughter to leave or send the daughter in a mental hospital but how can he??

The only thing he has to say is “I love my daughter a lot and I cannot leave her on the mercy of government run hospital staff, who are least bothered about the pain and severity of a patient”  “I also pray for my son everyday”….

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Significant Quotes About Helping Others

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“No one has ever become poor by giving.”   – Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank


“If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”  – Warren Buffett


“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” – Abraham Lincoln



“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi



“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” – Charles de Lint



“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” – Frank A. Clark



“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens



“You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.” – Zig Ziglar



“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”– Henry Ford



“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” – Jesse Jackson



“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein



“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” – Horace Mann



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