Because it feels good. Because it’s a healthy distraction. Because you’re leaving this place better than when you found it.
Any non-altruistic thoughts should point toward self-refinement and better giving-habits so we can then be more useful to others.
It’s an interesting karmic cycle that goes well once we put away the thoughts, “Well what about me?” “When is it my turn?” “How come they don’t __, even when I do __ … aren’t they grateful? Sheeeee-iiit.”
They’re probably grateful. And they may even suck at showing it … but that ain’t none of your concern. Do you boo-boo. And let everyone else do them. It’s not easy and it sounds simple, but it takes a damn lot of practice and probably some wild mental acrobatics while you’re getting started.
Stay the course. You can have everything you want as long as you have foresight and patience. Foresight that you’ll get nowhere trying to do everything on your own and for your own benefit. Patience that your physical and emotional needs will be met as long as you give of yourself and stay away from self-serving and self-defeating thoughts
I’ll say it again: Do you boo-boo. And I’ll do me.