Doing good for yourself is a prioirity but giving back to the community or helping for a good cause, caring about the welfare of the others is also an important factor later in your life.
If you have earned enough fame and money, you should definitely give a thought about doing the better for the others too.
Indian Industry’s one of the biggest tycoon Jamsetji Tata has been given the title of the biggest philanthropist of the century, and has donated USD 102 billion as per the top-50 givers bu Hurun Report and EdelGive Foundation.
Jamsetji Tata, the founder of what has now become interests from salt to software, a pioneer of our own India, is now ahead of others like Bill Gates and Melinda who have donated USD 74.6 billion, Warren Buffet – USD 37.4 billion and many others.
There is another indian on the list as well, Azim Premji of Wipro, donating USD 22 billion for the causes.
Seeing one of ours at the top brings a huge inspirations for others too trying to do the same. If you think you have the time and ability to provide efforts for the same, money shouldn’t be a concern, a lot of people contribute volunteerly instead of contributing financially too.
Certain studies have also shown that philanthropy benefits to both the receiver as well as the giver too. It in turn brings overall happiness in ones life, better sense of conncection to the others and to the community too bringing in lower stress level.
You don’t need a reason to give back to the community, and Philanthropy should not be compared to democracy or related to any political benfits or concern.
Because a lot of philanthropic activities manipulates democratic processes more than any campaign planned to achieve a certain thing. And there is a very good reason to be concerned about if it impacts democracy more than it influences normal philanthropic activity.
All the good and rich philanthropist can set a standard in order to never mix in politics with philanthropy, as doing good for the causes should be irrelevant of the concerns or disputes or any sort of thing in the political matter.
Karma does pay off even if you do good without expecting something in return.