I'm really fortunate my family has raised me in a family that desires to give, and one thing I was taught was that you should always give more than you receive. And that when you give, it will always come back around.
I really hope I instill the same values in Jack, that my parents instilled in me. I honestly do not mind what he does when he grows up as long as he has a good heart, and he's an honest man. Your word, and your heart... that's what makes a great person.
My mom always had that "we can save the word" mentality... and although at times it wasn't realistic, it was genuine and she really cared for people... and I learned from her that you can help, even if it is small.
Think you can't help? You don't have the means? Well you can, you really can.
Helping doesn't mean donating hundreds of dollars or even money necessarily, you can help those around you and across the globe in many ways.
-Give $5, $10... whatever it is you CAN give. Every little bit adds up.
-Donate non-perishable food items
Helping is a really wide spread thing, there are many different ways. And I think it's important to strive to help others, to seek out to help those you can. And I think it's equally important to involve your children in the process.
I believe we have a responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves.