Our prime purpose in this life is to help others

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.  - Edmund Burke

“Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” 
- Walt Whitman

“I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”  - Charles de Lint