"Asonimaghaugwa (Pity and the verbal expression of sympathy are not the solutions to human problems.)" The Anaang rely on each other to navigate the problems of life. Help when offered and received is not seen as weakness. In fact such help is expected and those who fail to lend a helping hand are seen as violating the norms of the society. Parents expect the children to help them in old age and older siblings are responsible for raising the younger ones. Neighbors look out for each other and kinship is defined not only by blood but through the bond of closeness in the community. When such closeness is violated through the lack of a helping hand the community becomes the less through such behavior. Our people believed that helping a neighbor in need is through action and not words. The verbal expression of sympathy and pity may have their place in human relationships but such words may not be of much value if they are not accompanied by action. There is a limit to words and the usefulness of such words stop when action is required. It is when we act that solutions are found.