This was something that I have often had to think about when it comes to money and was a topic that came up. Imagine you are in a position to potentially help other people from something that might be bad. In this case you have no relation to these people and they may not ever even recognize your good deed. However, this would result in you having to invest a lot of your own time and money to do so. Would you go through with it while potentially putting yourself in a sticky situation?
If you ask most people this they would probably say yes out of principle. However, when it comes down to it most people probably wouldn’t. I guess an over exaggerated way to think about it is like asking if you could push someone out of the way from getting hit by a car but as a result you will most likely get hit instead would you do it? Like there, I’m sure most people would say yes but on the actual day only a few actually would.
It’s an interesting dilemma as I was hearing about stories of how there were so many people who simply have no money mainly due to spending it on helping others and fighting the good fight on things that are say morally wrong. My personally train of thought is you don’t always need money necessarily. If you can’t afford to do the good deed with the use of money then instead of hurting yourself you should find alternative ways to do it I think. That way it’s more of a win-win as oppose to always having one side that must go through hardship.
In general I do believe we should try to help others whenever we can. At the end of the day, I’m sure the money won’t mean much if it means living in an environment or community that you detest. So if anything it’s like an investment.