Here is another question. Let's say you have a choice. You could do some mitzvah/avodah that would help bring you greater Deveikus, If you do not take advantage of the opportunity to do it, it will give two other people the chance to do it, though you would misss out. Or, if you do take advantage of the opportunity, then it would be only you, one person, who would be able to do it.
Do you say that really one can only take responsibility for himself and its in Hashem's hands what other people do so it's not your cheshbon (not your place to calculate) whether one "you" or two "others" get to do the mitzvah?
Or do you say the purpose of the world is to be marbeh k'vod Shomayim and to give Hashem nachas. So whatever I can do to bring more Deveikus/k'vod Shomayim into the world, I should do. And l'mai nafkah li minah (what difference does it make to me) who gets closer to Hashem? Two people is more k'vod shomayim than one so let me allow two other people to do it rather than only one "me"?
What do you think and why?
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