According to ancient Hindu Scriptures everyone of us has some sort of karmic debt to clear with each and every one we interact with. We are all born with ‘rin” a debt we need to clear, a lesson we need to learn if we want to live a life of peace. We cannot take without giving back. And those who only take are bound by their selfish karmas for lifetimes.
The path to peace comes from acknowledging our karmic debts with humanity and serving or helping one less fortunate. At a larger level, peace can be attained by giving back to society. Donating a percentage of earnings to charity. And at a day to day level, helping the person next to us. The mere act of doing or giving another brings joy and peace is an indication that our karma is a little clearer and lighter. And we are more aligned with our purpose as being human on earth.