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Altruism

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. The word was coined by the French philosopher Auguste Comte in French, as altruisme, for an antonym of egoism. He derived it from the Italian altrui, which in turn was derived from Latin alteri, meaning "other people" or "somebody else".

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An article about how altruism depends more on perception than we realize. Look at the world a little differently, act a little differently, and you take steps toward helping others. Performing a selfless act isn't required to help people. In fact, a bit of selfishness helps. Your situation will improve by helping others, so why not be nice?

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