Solid gold. Jason Santa Maria recalls his journey into design in his interview on The Great Discontent:
From the beginning, whenever I was in a position to tutor or mentor someone, I was always up for it. I want to leave a mark in a way that helps other people to be better and if I have knowledge that can do that, I think I_have_to share it. By doing so, it sets an example for others to do the same. It pays it forward and helps foster a better community.
I can say, first-hand, that Jason does exactly as he says here. When I've needed help with anything design related he has always been willing to lend a helping hand, answer a question, or give his opinion. And he has never asked for anything in return. He is easily one of the nicest people I've ever met.