The best social service. Is not charity.
Charity is easy. In ‘money’ sense. You have the money- you give it to someone. Job done. Charity is easy because once you make up your mind for it, you could just do it. Like that.
Charity is difficult- the more money money you have- the more opportunities you create to spend it. The more you spend, the more difficult it is to give it away. Charity is difficult because it is difficult to let go what is dear to you.
Charity is noble. It is helpful, benevolent, character building and praise worthy. Everyone should do it once in a while, preferably consistently. Assuming that the intentions of the giver are always noble, it is also a great peer to peer support.
And yet, charity is unsustainable. It can be degrading to the subject and is never enough. Charity is not THE solution. It is only one way of extending service to the society.
Then what is the best way to contribute to the the society? Reduce its ills and support the needy?
The answer is- entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of Social service. I speak largely in the context of building businesses, but even entrepreneurship in its broader sense of the word could come into play.
You start something- you employ people- you create something. The people you employ get paid- they spend on stuff. The people involved in making that stuff gets paid- they buy more. They stay out of streets, be constructively occupied and breed their children in a more positive spirit.
You start something- you need resources- someone needs to fulfill those needs. They fulfill-get paid- pay their people.
The big wheel of society turns on the fuel of entrepreneurship. It is the biggest, most sustainable and the noblest way to do help the society.
Think about it