I had a conversation with a friend about it. Actually, it wasn’t meant to be a conversation but after she attempted to give me a life lecture I just couldn’t help myself and spoke my mind.
I was going to fill in a form- an application for my neighbours. The application had 86 pages. I printed it for them as I have a free and unlimited access to the printer. When my friend heard about it she instantly started asking me what I would get in return for helping my neighbours. She was making assumptions of them crossing boundaries and further exploiting me in regards to their documents. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It made me feel annoyed and disgusted listening to her pathetic statements of how she wouldn’t do it because she is not naive and of how she always relies on herself.
I replied in a very short manner- I said, your problem is that you always look for the profit in everything – how much you can gain from the situation. You take pride in your achievements stating that if others are less capable of doing something then that’s their problem. What if you are in need one day and they will be no-one to support you because you won’t have anything to pay in return with. Karma works its way around.
You do good and the good deeds will return to you, you do bad and hard times will arrive at some point in your life.