Why do you want to do Social work? Is it because you see
misery in the world - starvation, disease, exploitation,
the brutal indifference of great wealth side by side with
the appalling poverty, the enmity between man and man? Do
you want to do social work because in your heart there is
love and therefore you are not concerned with you own fulfilment?
Or is social work a means escape from yourself?........
If it is a means of escape or if you are merely pursuing
an ideal established by a leader or a priest or by yourself
then any social work you may do will only create further
misery. But if you have love in your heart, if you are no
longer ambitious, no longer pursuing success and your virtue
is not leading to respectability, then your very life will
help bring about a total transformation of the society.