You don’t always have to be recognized for the things you do. If it feels right and makes you feel good about yourself doing a good deed, that should be enough. Don’t let the desire for society to accept you force you to do anything for the sake of approval but rather just for your own self actualization.
Being humble and not flaunting your deeds is incredibly difficult and that’s why it is such a respected trait Amon people. It’s not easy for everyone to do. Wanting to brag and show people your “selfless” acts shines a poor light on the act itself. Sure if someone asks you about it or brings it up to you in a conversation you don’t have to lie and say you haven’t contributed. Be honest and show humility and play it off like it wasn’t a big deal and see how much more respect you earn from those individuals. Posting all over social media to try and get “likes” and “favorites” defeats the purpose of the good deed and instead of having the focal point set on inspiring the good deed it shifts it to you.
Try a hand at being humble. It will be one of the toughest things in the world to bite your tongue but it will be exponentially more satisfying when you get recognized in the right way.