I don't know if this effects others, but since I have worked in Technical Support for several companies, I have felt a increased need to help people in the public sector. Maybe it's because I feel guilty for having to follow all the stupid rules and scripts some companies forced me to follow. Maybe it's because the only way I can feel good about myself is if I am fixing something. Maybe it's because it's the only way I know how to socialize. Either way it is somewhat of a infliction. What started out as me having fun helping people now feels like a responsibility. I would sometimes get frustrated with people asking obvious questions because I felt it was my responsibility to answer them, when in reality, it was my choice to even read the thread. When this would happen, I would take a break or find a different forum for a while. I have gotten to the point where I feel like I don't have the emotional energy to help others anymore, yet I still have the desire for that good feeling you get when fixing a hard to solve problem. I was wondering if anyone had these experiences and what their thoughts were on it. Not looking for a solution, because I know it's all internal, but I am looking for others inflicted. Misery loves company.