The Act of Altruism
What is it that drives individuals offer their time, energy, and money to help others, even when they do not get anything tangible in return? Altruism is a belief in acting for others good: The belief that acting for the benefit of others is right and good (Encarta, 2010). Everyday life overflows with minute acts of altruism, from the person at a restaurant who pays bills for a couple she has never met, to the lady who buys a homeless guy some fast foods, gives him money and a sleeping bag. In other words, we “pay it forward”. In this paper we shall discuss the act of altruism... The Act of...