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Apr 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM

What's the one altruistic thing you could do this week?


Each year in a certain religious calendar people give things up for "Lent" (festival). Many children give up chocolate or sweets, adults might give up alcohol or coffee or something that they really enjoy (perhaps even SCN!!).

Why do we do this? Could I be feisty and suggest that many use the festival of Lent to diet ! Some do this to test their will power and a smaller amount of people do this as a sacrifice.

So I gave up a few things during the 40 day period and to be honest, it was from a dietary perspective that I did it (and it worked!) I mentioned this to a lady and she simply asked what I could have done from an altruistic perspective instead!

Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions and secular worldviews, though the concept of "others" toward whom concern should be directed can vary among cultures and religions. Altruism or selflessness is the opposite of selfishness.

That got me thinking.....

What's the one thing you might be able to do this week that would make a difference to your fellow man and the act should be selfless!