People are generally reasonable and willing to help.
Every once in a while, I hear someone express a desire for news stations to report what's GOOD about the world instead of what's wrong with it.
On the surface, this sounds like a good idea, except when you realize the service that news stations provide.
News stations exist to report on the 1% of events that stand out from the normal course of life.
What a sad world it would be if people helping each other became the exception rather than the general rule.
I for one prefer to live in the world the way it is, where most people are willing to help each other out when asked.
If you need help, ask around. The odds are good that someone will come to your aid pretty soon.
Affirm: If I can't do a thing, I can find someone to help me.