June 29th, 2006

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Hi, I'm Tats and I'm an addict.

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And, I posted this elsewhere, but I'd like to put it here too:

I've been thinking about altruism. Dictionary.com defines it as "Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness."

There is a school of thought that sees it as selfish rather than selfless - the assumption is that people only do nice things for others because it makes them feel good. I can buy that.

But I prefer to think of it as a positive feedback loop. If you do something that makes someone feel good, then they feel good, you feel good for having done something for them, and the good feelings feed off each other. Goodness all round? What could be better than that?

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that the people who think altruism is selfish may very well be right, but they can shove their cynicism up their asses.
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