What does helpless mean? Does in mean that you yourself feel like you cant be helped? Or does it mean like if a loved one is sick and you cant make the sickness go away, is that feeling helpless? Or is it a little bit of both? Or am I way off base?

Hey princess, i believe that feeling helpless is something that everyone during their life experiences. And your not off base, its a little of everything. Not being able to help a loved one, stop world poverty, or just feeling helpless in life....feeling that there is nothing that you can do to change. It is a feeling that can go away sometimes on its own and others with a little help.

I think usually "helpless" means pretty much the same thing as
"powerless" so yeah you got it.

Polfso and Jessica thanks for helping me understand what helpless means!