Quote: “We are all here on earth to help others. What I can’t figure out is what the others are here for.” –W. H. Auden
This week’s WoW is the word ALTRUISM
I first heard this word from Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO.
Altruism simply means the deliberate pursuit of the interest or welfare of others. It was coined from the latin word Alter, which means the other.
It also means the behaviour that helps others survive at your own cost, which implies self-sacrifice or selflessness.
You are an altruist when you align your wellbeing and happiness with that of others. You are happy when others are happy. You are not selfish. You are kindhearted. You think of others. You “do unto others what you want other to do unto you. You simply love…
In summary, live a life of altruism and you will reap the benefits.
Benevolent, big-hearted, charitable, good, generous, humanitarian, philantropic, self-sacrificing, open-handed, and so on.
And of course don’t just Google up ALTRUISM, be a DOER too 😉
Have a great weekend (pix for humor only) 🙂