Sunday, 17 October 2010
Altruism or Egoism: The Great Debate
John Donne wrote almost 400 years ago:
"No Man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."
Helping others in distress is not only social behavior, but ethical behavior as well.