If done well, it’s a generous act. An opportunity to connect, friendship waiting to blossom.
The modern world tricks us that, with enough resources, we can be self-sufficient. As we can see in the current pandemic, we realise no amount of money can buy us into the hospital that has lines out the door. Humanity is more inter-dependent than ever before. And money, the all mighty dollar, is not that mighty after all.
We desperately need each other. We want to be seen.
Invest some time and do your homework. Make a reasonable request, something easy and mutually beneficial. Above all, make it easy for the person to decline. Maybe not now, maybe later. Yes leads to yes which just maybe leads to the relationships you were seeking.
The world is filled with lonely people waiting to make the first move. When are you going to ask for help?