“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill
We humans should learn from a tree. What does it do? It helps produce oxygen, provides food, provides shelter to many animals, and does so many other things.
Does it ask you to pay for any of its services? No, it does not.
It is selfless, a quality which is the very essence of humanity.
You can have all the luxurious things you want and all the comfort in the world. Nothing could give you a greater sense of achievement than helping another person.
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Here are 4 reasons to justify why you should give back to the community:
1. Gives You a New Perspective of Life
While serving you may come across people who have a far worse life than you, but are hanging in there. Often seeing their lives makes one’s problem seem a lot lesser. This makes one appreciate what he’s got and gives him a new perspective of life.
- You Will Be an Inspiration
Our brains contain mirror neurons which are responsible for us copying certain behaviours when we observe them. Ever felt like yawning after seeing someone do so? Those are your mirror neurons in action.
So when people, especially children, see you performing an act of kindness then it is likely that they might get inspired and do the same.
3. You Will Win Hearts
Problems like poverty, lack of sanitation etc require a long-term solution. But the little you do, at least provides an immediate response to these issues. Doing something is better than nothing.
People will also see that and will appreciate your efforts.
4. Will Make You Happier
It is true when they say that a smile is contagious. Remember those mirror neurons? Those pesky things will be back at it again! Making others happy by helping them surely will bring a huge smile on your face as well.
Your mirror neurons will make you empathize with the needy, so now you will feel what they feel.