This story is attributed to Swami Vivekananda.
A young man who hailed from a rich family and had completed his education, approached the Saint and said, "Swamiji, every young man only wants to earn, grab and get more and more. I wish to give to society instead of taking from it. I need your guidance how to give to society."
The youth was shocked when Vivekananda told him, "Fine. First go out and start earning some money."
He protested, "I didn't expect you, a sage, to say this to me."
Swami Vivekananda replied, "You can never give away anything unless you have earned it. Learn how difficult it is to earn, and then decide whether you will give away even a part of it."
~ Author Unknown
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