Sunday, September 2, 2012

self-less good deeds

According to the wise words of Joey Tribbiani, "there are NO self-less good deeds!" Why? Because you want to feel good about serving someone and therefore, it is selfish. Unfortunately for Phoebe she was not able to find a self-less good deed and now we live in a world where Joey Tribbiani is right. i know. Weird.
in Sacrament meeting today there were a couple of testimonies about serving and how it isn't really an altruistic thing to do because while serving others we're trying to serve God and thus serve ourselves. The general definition of altruism involves being self-less and serving another at your own expense. "Self-less" is built right in to the definition! You can even check Google dictionary because heaven knows i had to. So i wonder, does it really make us selfish; wanting to serve someone because we feel great about doing those kind deeds? i haven't come up with a good answer to that. What i do know is, selfish or not, i love to make others happy and i guess we can just leave it at that.

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