Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test.
Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest person whom you have seen, and ask yourself if the next step you contemplate is going to be of any use to that person. Will that person gain anything by it? Will it restore that person to a control over his or her own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to freedom for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?
Then you will find your doubts and your self melting away.— Mahatma Gandhi in Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings by John Dear, Mahatma Gandhi