Altruism meaning

Noun: altruism

Pronunciation: (al-troo,i-zum)

Altruism meaning: 

  • The quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others..
  • Behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species.
  • Koreans, like many Asians, believe in reciprocal altruism.
  • Kevin convinced us that his motivation was one of pure altruism and that it was important to him to help a stranger in this way.
  • People of quite different ideological persuasions have come to endorse empathy and altruism. Liberals of course have traditionally supported social programs to care for the disadvantaged and, as highlighted by President Bush’s compassionate conservative self-labeling, many of those to the right also embrace altruism. Likewise, religious conservatives always have emphasized empathy and altruism as a part of Christian charity.
  • Justice, equity and altruism have been the drivers of benign developments in human societies according to a wide range of studies across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Our findings on coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in all western societies, suggest that organizational justice is also a topic worthy of consideration in health research.
  • The positive energy and the overall tone of this event are almost euphoric, to have 2,400 people collectively engaged in an act of goodness like this restores one’s faith in humanity. Indeed, this demonstrated capacity for altruism challenges the notion that it is always about self-interest.
  • They have done impossible things in impossible places. I think it’s a great use of that altruism that is built into the Peace Corps. These are people who want to give of themselves.
  • We propose this with great caution, the evidence, after all, only applies strongly to insects. Human altruism and tight-knit societies may well have evolved differently. But if it is true, it would help us understand the group aggression and warfare so widespread today. Those who study human biology and behavior should take a new look at this possibility.
  • And in the development of mankind as a whole, just as in individuals, love alone acts as a civilizing factor in the sense that it brings a change from egoism to altruism.
  • Bill Gates is an altruistic man who donates millions of dollars for charity.
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