When was the last time you received news or had events absolutely devastate you? How did you feel? Horrible, I imagine. When something happens that changes your entire course, cancer, war, death, termination, divorce, or any other of the most unimaginable news our lives radically change. And so do the lives of the people we know!
A most difficult task in a setback in life is to seek out others and help them even when you, yourself, have had your world so altered. Thinking of others, helping others, and being there for others is essential. The people you know are often equally or even worse off then you. By seeking to help them and be their for others we step outside of ourselves and realize there is a larger world of people and events.