The art of asking.

You can’t make people support you. You can’t make people be nice to you. And you can’t make people like you.

But Amanda Palmer – performer and musician with bands like The Dresden Dolls and The Grand Theft Orchestra – has figured out a secret.

You don’t have to try and make people do any of these things. You just have to ask.

You have to watch this TED talk.

When you ask for help, or support or kindness – you open yourself up to another person.

And sometimes, that person might just give you what you need. Because you’ve asked, not demanded.

Do you ask for help when you need it?