These characters learn that by helping others they are actually helping themselves. In the process of these characters figuring out how to get what they want, they formed a bond based on generosity and sharing.
This is a perfect example of what goes around comes around. It is a wonderful reminder that sharing with others produces beneficial results for ourselves.
By acting selfishly, we may keep what we want, but lose what is most important to us. If we never help others, there may be no one around to help us in our time of need. By reaching out and sharing or helping others, the likelihood of having someone around to help us increases.
What a great reminder to offer a helping hand. Who knows, maybe there will truly be a day when you need someone and they will extend a hand to you!
Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the long spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbor’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.
Around the world, Caritas helps people so that they can feed their families. Learn more about our anti-hunger work at facebook.com/CaritasFoodforAll