“You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently”. J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, recently announced she was gifting $10 million pounds ($15 million dollars) to the University of Edinburgh for MS research.
What I notice about this statement is that she is not coerced into giving but feels it is a responsibility, as a human, to further the human experience.
When you support things that bring value to your life, you are doing the same thing. Anytime you donate resources to something you value, your happiness goes up.
Some of us are lucky enough to donate $15 million dollars and some of us donate time at a soup kitchen. Some of us build companies and some provide entertainment. It is not what you give that is important. It is that you give to the things you value.