When you help someone up a hill, you find yourself much closer to the top. (Brownie Wise, 20th century saleswoman)

It is a great pleasure to help someone, isn’t it? Sometimes it’s at a disadvantage to us in the loss of time or opportunity, but we do it because we care. And, as Wise suggests, there often is a great advantage to be gained in assisting someone else in their pursuit. Not only do we gain a sense of satisfaction in helping, but we may also have advanced to our own benefit.

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. (Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10)