Looked upon and praised as altruism by the moralists who want nothing more than your donations, their empty words lead to a belief that you give up your resources and receive nothing in return. That may be true, if your sole acts of giving are to them. Finding worthy people in a jam and offering a helping hand after careful scrutiny may make you regret the lemons you will unearth despite all caution. Gaining new friends, however, feeling appreciated, finding a helping hand willing to reciprocate during your own time of need, and more that you would have otherwise have never gained, increases the joy in your own life. More?– you get to hone your own skills and talents where otherwise you may never have ventured, and a chance to explore the terrain of new adventures you may have otherwise never explored. Who can know where lies a new path where you can walk, if you had never gone there?