Helping Vs. Serving Analysis

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In Rachel Remen’s article Helping vs. Serving she provides her stance on the distinction between helping and serving. Remen feels that, though the two words are often used interchangeably, ‘serving’ is the most appropriate term to use as it implies equality that ‘helping’ does not. While the author acknowledges that both terms refer to the act of assisting others, Remen offers readers a new, more in depth perspective. Essentially, Remen likens helping to having pity on an individual, whereas serving is an act of selflessness. In this selflessness, servers do not focus on what an individual is lacking that they can provide, but rather creating wholeness in humanity. Overall, Remen suggests that serving is a deeper, much more complex act than
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