Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.Of course they do neither, but they belittle those who help daily.
Talking about getting useful power to the really poor and isolated people in the world, it occurred to Eli that
Give a man a kerosine lantern and he needs to go out and buy more fuel forever. Give him a solar lamp and he has light for a lifetime