Someone on Quora asked:
This was my response:
Because you are set on the fact that you should earn everything you get.
When I used to go to church, I wouldn’t eat the free food. When my friends offered to pay for meals, I wouldn’t accept. When the bill came, I always took it.
After some time, things started falling apart. My income started to drop. My resources were beginning to deplete. I was about to be left with nothing. Yet, here I was, stuck with this concept that I was some type of successful person, a provider unwilling to accept the help of others.
Let’s just say that I was stubborn for months upon months until I finally came to realize that I should probably accept help. But by accepting help, I had to give up the image I had once painted of myself, both to others and myself. I felt like I wasn’t who I had thought I was anymore.
By accepting help from others, you feel like you lost a part of your own identity as well.