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Altruism is a term used to describe doing for the other as an act of good, or for the sake of, whatever the reason for such action performed is a philosophical question. From the Latin alter, meaning“ the other” so doing for others describe, nevertheless, some philosophers have argued that all motives are, at the base, self-interested, even acts of altruism. Do people aid others only when it gives them personal satisfaction?  One reply is that a person would not receive satisfaction from acting altruistically. Unless she believed that seeking the good of others was good in itself and not merely good because it made her feel satisfied or happy. Buddhism clearly, on the other hand, describes such a performed action of compassion or feel for others in meditation. Performed without any thoughts, positively or negatively. Because our ego is a concept an not real is an illusion that tricks us into believing our ego is in the centre. If the ego takes control soon, trapped in the concept constructions of feelings such as fear, anger, greed, hate, and so on. When letting the ego go, one understands that all actions are interconnected and that these are a part of universal consciousness.
See also Gross National Happiness (GNH), Human Development Index and Spirituality

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