Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Selfish Altruism

One would think "selfish" and "altruism" would be mutually exclusive. They are in fact antonyms.

Altruism: Unselfish concern for the welfare of others. Giving without expecting reward or the benefits of recognition.

Selfishness: the act of placing one's own needs or desires above the needs or desires of others.

So how can these words be related?

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