Liz The Cat wrote.
I can’t count the number of times Mike or I have helped a person/persons out with no expectation of any return whatsoever, simply because it seemed like the right thing to do.
And it later paid out in spades, in some unforeseeable way, due to no calculated intention whatsoever.
Yes, this is the way to go. One might not be able to help everybody, but you can help some. Do it because it is right, not because you expect a payback. If you are keeping score, people can tell, and that mostly ruins things.
Help for others might not always work out, they may try to play you for a fool. Use your judgement, as in some cases by helping, you are just making the problem worse.
Hopefully, in the end, you make the world a better place.