Life sometimes can seem unfair. While some are swimming in money others are living in extreme poverty. What is poverty? While many define poverty in terms of money amounts, the real definition is where people struggle and in deprivation. Access to basic things in life is hard for them. Some families cannot afford clean water, food, education, better living houses, and many more. If you ask such people in need, the only wish they have is to get a well-wisher to improve their living standard.
However, is relying on handouts the way to fight poverty? What is lacking around the world is a spirit of giving which is a principle that opens the door of wealth. What people stricken by poverty need to have is not relief food, donations, and whatnot.
The rich people today will tell you that, breaking the cycle of poverty is important, but it is not through amassing wealth that changes your life. It is changing the lives of others that opens unimaginable opportunities in your life.
End the cycle of poverty completely by participating in the act of good cause.
Giving Leads to More Wealth and Happiness
From an economic standpoint, the idea of giving to get rich and happiness doesn’t seem to make sense. For instance, if you look at the rich people who are involved in many charities, they are constantly giving and the more they do it the more wealth comes in. The famous Bill Gates is known for Bill Gates and Melinda foundation that donates millions of dollars across the world. Practically, why is he not getting poor? Any act of kindness towards others in need opens a highway of blessings than whose arms are always wide open to receive.
Anybody can participate in Giving
The remedy for poverty is poor people getting trained on how they can give. Many think giving is for the chosen few, which is the wrong mentality. Giving is not about money only, but poor people around the world can give their time by volunteering and that act of kindness will get rewarded with a good life. Another surprising factor is giving is not for individuals only, but big corporations and Nations can participate in improving their growth.
America is considered one of the most generous countries in the world, and for the last 50 years, its economy has risen with 150%. The country is leading when it comes to charity and also is the top country with the highest number of individual philanthropists.
Why the Poor Should Give to Get Rich
When you give to others, it creates a sense of wealth. These apply even for those with less money but are compelled to give, which creates psychologically a sense of wealth after they donate to others. When your contribution touches a less fortunate person, you feel happy about participating in the act. Nothing can provide joy and fulfillment to your heart; whether you did offer small help than when your money is helping to improve another person lives. It also helps you to be more productive, and you develop a character of wanting to participate in giving more.
Charitable giving increases economic growth, and the more the cycle is repeated, the more wealth you become. Giving to charity opens the door for the increase and what you gain back always exceeds the amount given out. So, the answer to those struggling around the world is not to receive more but to start giving and open channels of successful life and happiness.