In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Helpless.”
This is one word I don’t like and one word when I teach it, it can be very difficult to explain. It says help is needed but not available. Or is that true?
Powerless is a better word. Power comes in all shapes and sizes and situations.
Three years ago I requested medical records be transferred and I receive a copy. Under State law they have to be sent in two weeks.
They came nine months later.
Did I feel helpless or powerless? No. I understood this was retaliation for going to the competition. The office manager wanted to charge me over sixty dollars for copies, again, illegal. I said fine and nine months later with no bill they arrived.
I use this as an example of understand what and who you are dealing with. My car breaks, I deal.
Help yourself. Give yourself the power. Stand up for yourself. Then helpless is not in your vocabulary.