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Road to Hell

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as the cliche goes.  Another one is that no good deed goes unpunished.  It is believed that humans have the instinct to perform good deeds.  In larger part this makes us feel fulfilled, as if we are making a great contribution to humanity.  Unbeknownst to many, it can open a Pandora’s box.  

If someone is a perpetual good samaritan then an image is created.  The type of person who would go to the ends of the earth to ameliorate suffering.  An empathic effort to keep others from knowing their pain, for the samaritan pain is great.  They are on a one person mission to save the world, one good deed at a time.  

Seeking to help others while ignoring their own needs.  Worse yet, others will use the samaritan for their selfish purposes.  Not only making him regret his deeds, but increasing his personal pain thus creating a psychosomatic backlash.  This cripples him in mind, body, and spirit.   

The situation turned into a cruel irony, believing that the world could use a little more kindness, resulted in others being unkind to him.  Given to self pity and other dark emotions the samaritian sees no way out of his rut.  A situation created by good intentions. 

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