One doesn't has to invest time in trying to heal others through meddling in their problems, being an awesome self, and the inspiration that follows, can oft times be enough.
I feel like a similar topic was covered in "How to Win Friends and Influence People." ;)
I'm a science fiction, fantasy, and YA writer, and I also regularly write essays for my blog, The Practical Free Spirit.
In addition to posting content relevant to writerdom and geek culture (I adore Star Wars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer), I am interested in a wide range of subjects: music, theater, technology, sociology, philosophy, history, economics, anthropology, psychology, etc. In other words, I'm really fascinated by why humanity is the way it is both on an individual and a societal level, the forces that change and shape it, and the different perspectives and experiences that it encompasses.
I also like little dogs, Disneyland, ice cream, and Christmas.