Are you conflicted by how much time and money you should give to help other people because you aren’t financially secure yet? Because you feel fortunate, do you feel guilty for not giving more? Welcome to the club!
In my 20s and early 30s, because I was getting beaten by a stick at work, I struggled with giving generously. The more I gave, the longer I would have to work in the salt mines. Of course I participated in various volunteer and giving activities through work, but I didn’t go out of my way to give much more. Instead, I told myself to hurry up and make “enough” money so I could help more people later.
How much of your time and money to give is a personal decision. Don’t let anybody judge you for what you decide. There are countless people who despite having never walked in your shoes will say you should have done this or you should have donated that without doing anything themselves. Ignore them.
If you can’t donate any money, consider donating some of your time. If you can’t donate time or money, then work to get yourself in the best possible financial shape so that nobody will have to take care of you. After all, it’s always best to put on your oxygen mask first before helping others.