recently i got an opportunity to watch a group of kind people discussing the ways they can help the third world countries. obviously the discussion was going on in the usa.
things were going nice till i realized their objective:
they were helping the third world countries and developing countries with their donations because it made them feel good about it!
that was an eye opener because till now i assumed that people help others out of an understanding of the pain...
just one hindi proverb popped in my mind: "neki karr dariyaa me daal". It means "do good and forget about it (move on)".