Great article, and love the picture! :) Congratulations btw!
I was that person, and I learnt the hard way that no one is going to help you but yourself. People will ask for assistance but never thank you, give you credit or even think of you. When the time comes to return the favour, they will forget what you had done for them.
It is better to assist others when they ask, and if you truly genuinely feel like it. If you are going to be bitter about it afterwards, don’t even offer.
I learnt this the hard way and I am in a much better place. I am still nice/kind hearted, but you can’t tell unless I feel like showing that side. I am more mindful of my own needs and goals. Finally putting myself first has made me happier than I have ever been. At the end of the day, you only truly have yourself. :)