There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him & learned something interesting about how he grew it. They discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbor…“”
How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?" the reporter asked
"Why not,"said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn & swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”
So is with our lives. Those who want to live meaningfully & well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.