If we feed one another who then will go hungry?
A young man wanted to know the difference between heaven and hell. He asked a wise man who led him to see two rooms with observation portals, one labeled heaven and one labeled hell. Looking into hell he saw a banquet table filled with luscious food but the people at the table were thin, looked hungry and were distressed. Their spoons had long handles to reach the food, but the handles were too long to bring the food to their mouths. Then the young man looked through the portal into heaven. He saw the same table full of delicious food. The people were using the same long spoons. But the people were healthy and happy, because they were using their long-handled spoons to feed one another.
Many studies have shown that people who are willing to share what they have with others are happier and more fulfilled. There are less materialistic, less status conscious, more interested in personal growth, friends, family, and participating in the life of their community. Happiness studies confirm again and again that these are the elements of a fulfilling existence.