Email: Stay healthy to visit the sick [AS]
Don't let another's hard-knock story make you feel less motivated about keeping a grip on your own priorities. Others' less fortunate circumstances should not allow us to slacken off on our own positive priorities. If anything else, I am coming to see that trying to help half a world of people who are rarely if ever going to learn to make better choices for their own lives can only drag [a person] down to that level over time. I don't think it's right to be so what's-in-it-for-me that one ignores those who are less fortunate, but on the other hand I am coming to realize that it is important to place your own priorities above those of others (because no one else is going to put yours above theirs, after all). In other words, make sure of your own health before spending time visiting the sick; who can visit the sick if you become sick yourself?