How many of us are altruistic?
Altruism is when you do something good for another person without expecting anything in return.
I would like to rephrase my initial question: How many of us are really and truly altruistic?
I remember some years ago thinking I was altruistic. But then, I realised, I tend to do good things/nice things for others with the underlying belief that what goes around, comes around.
In other words, I think at some level, I believe that something good will happen to me in future if I do something good. And just for that, I don’t think my actions were altruistic since I expected some outcome. I expected something back, albeit not immediately nor from the person I was giving something ‘good’ to.
Having given that example, I would like to know:
Have you ever done anything truly altruistic?
If so, do share.
It’s the season to be feeling good, and something like that will bring a smile.
Until next time,