"Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime." --Chinese Proverb
Which is easier? To eat a fish or to "fish" a fish... Of course, to eat a fish, and enjoy the short moment of happiness as it fills your stomach and ease your satisfaction. But what comes after that? A day later, after the digestion is done, you feel hungry again but will you get another fish?
If you lucky maybe some kind soul will offer you another fish, when will your luck bid goodbye? One does not know. Think and ponder for awhile...
Besides showing gratitude to the one that gave you the fish, why not, ask him to teach you how to fish. This way, you will be able to provide fishes not only for yourself but to others as well. By asking and learning, you will be a little more self-suffice, a little more independent, a little more knowledge to an infinite self.
When you face difficulties in your daily matters, when people offer their help, besides saying "thank you", remember to ask - "how did you do that?".