Self-help is an admirable quality’. It means not to invite any body’s help for doing a work. Those who need the help of others in doing their works they lose their self-confidence. So, it is right to say that self-help increases self-confidence. Thus self-help is nothing but the habit of confidently standing on one’s own legs.
We all should develop this habit of self-help. It is a sin to depend on others. God has given each of us two hands ‘ and two legs. These two hands and two legs are sufficient. To do any work. We lose our independence by calling others to help us. Others will not help us always. They may help us once or twice. If we repeatedly ask for their help they will laugh at us and criticise us as idle fellows. Similarly, a country must learn to stand on her own legs.
Childhood is the right stage to learn the habit of self- help. Children should be encouraged to do their own work. They should learn how to live independently. There is no objection to the use of a crutch by a lame. But in the name of weakness if a sound person uses it, gradually he loses his original strength to stand on his own legs.
In school, and colleges, self-help should be practiced by the students. The teachers must see that the students are doing all the work by themselves. The students must, solve their own problems without taking the help of others. In playground also the players must try to exert their individual skill and contribute the same skill to the team work.
Self-help strengthens our character. It gives us enormous courage to face any kind of emergency in life. Most of us do not know their own worth. If they once try-to stand by themselves they can easily realise their worth. They will never again ask for others’ help. Impossibility is a word which is found in idle man’s dictionary. Above all there is a joy in enjoying the fruit of one’s own labour. Self-help is. The only way through which this pure joy can be obtained.