When we engage in a good deed hoping to be recognized, we eventually lose interest and stop doing it if we don’t get recognized.
However, helping others is actually the best way to love yourself.
Why? Because when we help others we experience a feeling of worthiness and satisfaction.
If you fully understand that performing good deeds is not for others but is actually for yourself, you can continue the work whether or not you are recognized.
-Ven. Pomnyun Sunim