“Some wealthy people feel guilty when they think of others who live below the poverty line. Since money is energy, do you also feel guilty if you have more energy than your neighbor? Does having more energy make you a bad person? It’s commendable to feel compassion for less fortunate people in the world. But are you not to eat until the world is fed? Will you help others by remaining poor? Suffering is a fact of life. Even if we are able to end chronic hunger in the world, there will always be people who, for any number of reasons, have less than others.
By first creating sufficiency for yourself, you can better assist others and be a force of light in the world. When you pay a bill you are supporting hardworking employees of that business; when you pay a gardener or a babysitter, or generously tip a server at a restaurant, you are offering support, trust, and appreciation.”
Dan Millman, in “Everyday Enlightenment”
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