The thing I’ve realized about people who live in New York is they will help you when you need it, but you need to fall first—show that you’ve tried. If you don’t give everything you got and more than you thought you had in this city, you get buried by the wave of energy and washed away.
If you fall, people will be there to help you back up. If you ask for help, people will help you.
I literally saw this happen today when a woman fell on the pavement and about seven people rushed over to help her up, then everyone went back to what they were doing.