This is a question that you may ask in desperation whenever you find that your efforts seem to go unappreciated.
Your rewards will come!
Consider the act of being good to others in terms of the total good that you do. In this way you will be perceived among those with whom you are a benefactor, as being the type of person with whom they would wish to associate.
So while you may not seem to be rewarded by any specific person at some specific time that you might desire to be rewarded, you will have built-up a large account of goodwill from which you will be able to make withdrawals from time to time.
Often you make the withdrawals in ways that you may not even notice. For instance, you might find that some given transaction at some strange place was easier than you expected. It is quite possible that your good works were shared with others who, after hearing of you, have decided to help you without even mentioning their knowledge of your benevolence.
This occurred to my father at one time when he needed to perform an important transaction in Tobago.
The officer was very eager to help him because he was familiar with my father's work in his church. Apparently the officer belonged to the same church as my father, and knew of my father's benevolence in the church, even though my father lived in Trinidad and the officer lived in Tobago and never came to Trinidad. They never even met before!
This is merely one instance of how your good works can return to help you even though you may feel unappreciated when you measure it against the attitude or actions of some specific individual of whom you had been of goodwill.
I too have personally benefitted in the same way, and also in many other ways!
Therefore the conclusion is that it is worth helping others; even if it does not seem worthwhile at any given point in time.
What is your experience in this regard?
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