If we have altruistic mindsets that are highly attuned to the needs of others and are unconcerned over the risks, costs, and potential repercussions, we will bless others continually, and maybe, every now and then, we’ll reap an unexpected benefit.  Even if we never do, even if we are forgotten, even if we are seen as glory hounds and despised because of it, we can walk away knowing that we have done the right thing simply because it was the right thing to do.


Do Jewish people need anything other than questions to have a conversation?

Answering questions with questions is something Jewish people are famous for. Here’s a sample dialog where only questions are used:

Me: Mom, would you like to go for Chinese?
Mom: How could I refuse such a thing?
Me: Is it OK if I get you in an hour?
Mom: Do you think it will really take me an hour to get ready?
Me: Would half an hour be OK?
Mom: What do you think? Are we going Dutch?
Me: What kind of son do you think I am?
Mom: Will you be here on time for once?
Me: Have I ever been on time?
Mom: Why did I bother to ask?