Society & Culture

Selfless? How to understand Philanthropic Acts

Why do humans have selfless tendencies?

In the world of charities, social enterprises and philanthropy, this is one element of human character that must not be disregarded when helping out others. Born out of empathy, selflessness allows us to justify helping others over ourselves, however natural our instinct to survive is.

But, beyond selflessness, what is it that motivates people to do such things? Benefitting humanity, doing acts for others?

Here are some of my takes:

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Business & Finance · Life · Money

Wants and Needs: How Validation Kills Us

You bought a handbag recently. It looks nice.

It sits beside your 20 others.

While window-shopping, you see a BUY 1 FREE 1 sale happening.

It’s an amazing deal, you think to yourself.

You fumble through your wallet full of cards. You wonder which ones have not maxed out yet. You forgot. It doesn’t matter.

Now you think.

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