My old man says when it's time to be counted, the important thing is to be man enough to stand up.
Helping others carries its own rewards, the first of which is a return to humanity.
I find that the critics of voluntary service are all too often those who are prepared to accept such services when they require them but deride them with cynicism and scepticism when they see others helping and being helped.
To know that once you decide to look at life outside of the narrow limits of just your world and start to understand that you can make a difference in very simple ways - in volunteering and all the way up to bigger world problems.
Apart from a 20-minute stunt as Eeyore at Disneyland for Disney Way One and countless joyful hours of volunteering with my fellow colleagues, my job at Disney Online was mainly to make children happy by creating entertaining and educational games.