In 1967, the Beatles’ famous Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band album changed the world of music making forever. Fifty years later, the album has been acclaimed as one of the best – if not the best – albums of all times. But little is known by the public about the sense of unity that perspires throughout the history of its creation and recording. The song With a Little Help From My Friends is an example of this sense of unity, as the famous music band coached Ringo Starr, the drummer, through the recording of the famous song. Ringo has always been naturally insecure when it came to vocal parts, much preferring to rely on his drummer kit to accompany the melody instead. But for the recording of this specific song, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison helped him through the lyrics, gathering behind him as he recorded them on the microphone, and silently conducting and cheering him through the lines. With a little help from his friends, Ringo did get by. You may not be a Beatles’ fan, but the truth behind the song and its story is a universal message for everyone on earth. With a little help from your friends, you can achieve a lot. Similarly, you can help people to deal with the worst situations; all it takes is to be there for them when they need you most. With your help, they can get by too. Here’s how to do it and to make the difference in situations that may seem desperate when they are faced alone.
Nobody Chooses To Be Depressed
It’s never easy to watch a friend or a relative feeling sad and suffering. However, you need to remember that the situation is worse for them. They may not be good company for you, but inside they feel devastated. Being depressed is like falling down a never-ending hole. Without you to help them, how do you want your friend to get out of this terrible mood? You can’t make them happy, but you can make them feel better until they can rediscover in them the force to smile and to enjoy life again. Lending a hand when they need you, or a shoulder is a way of showing them that you care and that you want to help. If you can, you should consider inviting them on a trip: It’s the perfect way to detach themselves from everyday stress and to put their mind at peace.
Nobody Decides To Become An Addict
There’s a common belief that people who are addicted to a substance are people who refuse to be helped because they prefer to indulge in their guilty pleasure. In truth, addiction is not a form of deprivation; it is the unfortunate consequence of trying to cope with a difficult situation. Most people who are struggling with an addiction are desperate for help, but they may not know they need it. If you want to help an addict, you need to be aware that, as a relative, you can provide emotional support. However, your friend will need the experience of a counselor or a former addict to deal with the withdrawal phase. It is important that you accept that addicts are reluctant to address their issue because they are afraid of being judged. You need to be compassionate with them.
Nobody Deals With A Life-Changing Disease On Their Own
LIfe can be full of nasty surprises. Imagine that a close friend or a relative tells you that they’ve got cancer. It’s a tricky piece of news to digest for you. But it’s a lot worse for them. Some people feel that there is no hope and perceive that the diagnosis is like being on a death row. Others feel stained as if the cancer had made them dirty in a way that they should feel ashamed of. In other words, dealing with cancer is difficult, even if the treatment nowadays is a lot more effective and successful. In fact, when it is diagnosed on time, cancer is manageable. But that doesn’t mean that you should let a friend deal with losing their hair and temper to chemotherapy on their own. As a friend, it’s your duty to hold their hand through this difficult time and to show that the disease has not pushed you away. It might sound obvious, but being surrounded by people who care and who love them is a key element of their recovery. With a little help from their friends, they can deal with dark sides of the disease and come out of it feeling strong and confident.