My job is mobile and I split my time working alternate weeks in Norfolk and Nottinghamshire. I drive down country roads, enjoying rural England through the seasons.


Thursday, 2 April 2009

Altruism

I let a lorry out in front of me this morning and, for a few minutes basked in the warm glow of his cheery thank you wave and flashing tail lights.

Then I wondered why we don't do good deeds more if it makes us feel good when we do it?

And then I thought, does that mean that it's not possible to do a good deed purely and simply for the sake of the recipient? Is doing good a selfish rather than an altruistic activity?

And does it really matter? No, not really, it was just a thought.

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