Around the world in every nook and corner regardless of religious tradition, culture and language, giving to others have always something which has been encouraged and looked up as a noble thing to do for hundreds and thousands of years. From Lao Tzu to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Prophet Mohammed to St. Thomas Aquinas, the importance and urgency of giving back to others has been highly talked and written about.
But today when it is needed more than ever, people are reluctant to participate and contribute to a variety of reasons. Maybe because they are not sure where to give or they are unsure of how it will make an impact or will be even fruitful or simply they do not its wide-ranging benefits.
As Aristotle who was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient Greece Truly said: “To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.”
We know once we made up our mind it’s easy to give but to decide where and why can be difficult to determine. Choosing where and how much to give can be a personal choice. But to know why? That is what we will let you know in this article. And so here are 5 Top reasons to never stop giving back.
- Sense of purpose:
When we choose to participate in charity it for a cause we are up for it makes us feel that we are helping in making the world a better place. Even though if we cannot find time for volunteering and participate in the activities, we can always go for buying charitable gifts as it can help the organization in the long run. Apart from this it also helps us to feel happier as according to many studies, it’s now a proven fact that people who give to charity are happier people than who don’t.
For the same purpose, one can consider social enterprises such as ME to WE which is enabling people to do good through their everyday choices founded in 2009 by Marc Kielburger along with his brother which strives to provide economic opportunity in WE Village communities and a sustainable source of funding for WE Charity, ME to WE has grown into a global force for good. Through which one can help to provide a holistic development of the needy people.
- You can make a difference:
We often are skeptical about giving thinking, what probably a small donation of ours would do? What difference probably it will make? However, even a small donation or a gift can have a large impact. For example, we can look at Kiva a program through which a nonprofit microlender can help impoverished individuals by giving a small amount to the through which they can start a small business and move towards self-dependency and self-sufficiency.
- Giving to charity strengthens personal values:
In a research conducted in why we give, it was found that a feeling of social conscience was widely seen behind it. When asked why people want to give and in whatever form or to whatever cause they give, 96% Of people felt that it was their moral duty to do so. Being able to touch the lives of many is in itself a privilege and can reinforce our moral values and strength our ethical belief system. Which can keep us going for our lives times giving and helping others.
- Giving to charity introduces your children to the importance of generosity:
When we start giving, giving along with our children by our side. It can inculcate in them a deeper sense of generosity and compassion which can motivate them throughout their lives to do good and make a positive impact. Another creative way is to start a tradition of donating along with our children.