By Shailika Sinha
We have all grown up on moral science lessons in our schools where we are taught about the values of kindness, generosity, helping and sharing. Why does it so happen then that as we grow old and get busy with our lives, we tend to leave these morals behind in the process of fulfilling our dreams and ambitions. Or is it just that we do not feel the need to give back to the society we are a part of?
Whatever the reason, the fact remains that human beings are made up of emotions, with that excessive power to feel for someone who is needy, someone who is less privileged, someone who does not have even the basic necessities or someone who needs us in their life.
Helping this someone is certainly our individual and collective responsibility!
Our society plays an important role in shaping us and making us capable enough to give back when we become well-equipped to do so.
Giving back does not always mean contributing monetarily. There are so many other ways to reach out such as volunteering with a local organisation, donating things, offering your services and skills, or getting involved in any act of kindness for people around you.
Why is it so important to give back to the community?
Only because the more you give, the more you get. The more kindness you spread, the more happiness and content you get!
Love and gratitude, care and humility are values so intrinsic to a human being. In our busy lives, we sometimes tend to forget these, but we ought to remember that our small contribution can go a long way to make the world a better place to live in for each one of us.