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HELPING OTHERS / PUTTING OTHERS FIRST
V. Ryan © 2010
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|Many people in our society think of themselves first and others second. They are unlikely to consider the well-being of others and usually think that they are the most important person of all.|
|1. Have you ever acted in a selfish manner? For example, pushing in at the front of a queue or eating a chocolate bar secretly so that you do not have to share it with friends. Describe your experience below.|
|CHARACTERISTICS OF A HELPFUL
A. Always happy to help others even if it is inconvenient.
B. Considers others to be just as important as himself/herself.
C. Usually polite and considerate to others
D. Usually popular with other people, especially friends.
E. Prepared to listen to others and their needs.
|2. Describe (but do not name) a person that you think is not helpful to others and coinsiders himself/herself as the most important person of all.|
|3. List five ways you have helped other people in the last couple of weeks.|
|4. Draw a rich picture with ‘Helping Others’ as the central theme. An example is shown below. Add pictures, drawings and colour to improve the presentation.|
|The picture below shows Jeff. He is mean and nasty and usually only thinks of himself. He is often seen pushing his way to the front of the dinner queue. In the available space write statements aimed at persuading Jeff to be helpful to others and to put others first, for a change.|
|In the space below write a
story about a pupil the same age as yourself. The story must clearly show
how helping others helps him / her to become the most popular pupil in
HINT: He/she could help a fellow pupil injured on the football field OR help an important visitor in school to find his/her way to the School Office (the visitor turns out to be the owner of the local chocolate factory). Think of a meaningful title for your story.
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