There will be times when you will want to prioritize short-term maths over long-term karma. It will make all the sense in the world to focus on the short-term numbers.

But the eternal formula is this: long-term karma beats short-term maths every single time.

Bet on empathy.
Bet on service.
Bet on integrity.

These are hard to capture in numbers.
They defy math, but they also beat all calculated moves that ignore karma.