Too many times I am sure we have all met, a situation where that question arises – be it from your own mind/voice or from another mouth nearby.
Many people simply refuse to extend certain efforts or skills – if there is not anything IN IT, for them – this is really a sad situation too.
This is truly a pet peeve of mine – just saying…
Why can’t the reward be the act itself of doing a kind thing for another?
People do not realize just how much more will come back to them – when they stop thinking about just themselves when they do things and they try to help others without asking nor expecting something in return.