Altruism, is is possible?
Posted 28 March 2004 - 05:44 PM
*succumbs to peer pressure and joins the ranks of the decent folk* Thanks Whispers.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 07:16 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 04:16 PM
Willow-I agree, but sometimes a good deed can bear resentment, you know, a sense of obligation even if they're
told to forget about it<if its a cash thing>There's also the type of person, you know the habitual favor seeker that
never actually learns to stand on their own.
Hmmm...maybe giving what they need rather than what they want, depending on how well you know the person
Posted 30 March 2004 - 06:50 AM
Does anyone have a comfortable couch.. I feel a psychiatric session.
Posted 30 March 2004 - 07:02 AM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:42 PM
I, too, do NOT believe that there is a thing as 'conscious altruism'. No matter if it's just because you've been brought up to do the 'good' thing, or if you want the entire world to know how decent you are, it's all just another name for self-gratification...not that THAT is wrong in and of itself! Not to be blasmeous, but I think that the reason even JEUSUS died on the cross was just so he could finally go home! lol
The ONLY way I feel 'true' altruism is achieved is when you never realize that you've BEEN altruistic. Example: Say you somehow drop a ten dollar bill on a busy street and someone picks it up. Regardless what this other person does with it, YOU have been altruistic because in whatever capacity, you've 'helped' this person. Now, in order to stay altruistic, you must never know that you've lost this ten dollars, and you must never know it has helped someone else. To have this knowledge would make any altrustic intentions go 'POOF!', lol, because then the natural, seeping sense of self-gratification creep back in. This way, you'll never have conscious knowledge that you did a kindess to a faceless stranger...and therefore you will be completely 'altruistic', lol.
ANyhoo, that's just MY thoughts on the subject...and Ana, *picks up pad and pen and fake German accent* "Zo tell me about your mothzer..."
Posted 02 April 2004 - 06:48 PM
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Posted 04 April 2004 - 07:32 AM
that is not altruism, that is your irresponsibility! lol and the other guys luck ;D
** any plastic trophy around? **
Posted 04 April 2004 - 08:23 AM
But, at least I believe in good will!
Posted 04 April 2004 - 08:29 AM
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