I am doing a graduate level course. Every lecture, I come and sit on the first bench, listen attentively to the professor, ask questions, reply to his questions, and most importantly, take good notes. Not many other people take good notes. Sometimes they miss lectures too. They hardly ever reply when the professor asks questions (his questions are very easy) and as such are mentally absent from the class.
Now that the final exam is coming closer, some of these very students (complete strangers) have started asking me for my lecture notes so that they can photocopy them to study from those notes. To me it doesn’t just seem right that I should give my notes to these people. Why should they have my notes when they could have themselves taken down notes if they wanted to?
At the same time, I think about my calling as a Christian - love your neighbour as yourself. That would suggest that I give them my notes, but something doesn’t just seem right about this. I feel like I am just a tool for them. I do all the hard work and at the end of it, they just come and feast on it.
Please give me some advice.