The Existence of Altruism


The other day, I discussed the concept of the existence of altruism with a friend. It is an interesting one as being completely selfless, is something that I do not necessarily believe in. We both agreed that there is probably no such thing as being 100% altruistic. For example: I am teaching English to some kids in Bali to help out a friend who had to go back to Australia. My passion is not teaching, I like kids and love to hang out with them, but in general I only committed myself to help out this friend. But now I learn that this experience is helping me to create more structure in my life, that it is really fun to have these kids welcome you with open arms every week and that they are super happy to see you. So where I might have said yes to this commitment out of altruistic reasons, I actually am getting a lot out of it myself.

My conclusion would be that it doesn’t really matter whether altruism really exists; it is about your intention. If you want to help out others in a selfless way, it does not matter that you might get something out of it in the end. That is actually a really good thing.

Tales-Wandering-Souls-Yoga-Surf-Coconuts-Existence-Altruism
Advertisements

About TALES OF THE WANDERING SOULS

We are not lost, we are just wandering. We love to absorb all that surrounds us, inspire and be inspired by others submerged in adventures and occasional happenings that we love to share with you. Our common denominator is yoga, surf and coconuts. That's our playground and it keeps us grounded. Connected with our true selves, growing and being just the person we love to be. Life is a roller-coaster and the trick is to enjoy every ride. Every bit of negative is a positive too as it brings new experiences and connect us with new people or events. We are learning and having fun. We focus on all the good things we find on our journey and be inspired by inspiration in everything we encounter, these are our Tales of the Wandering Souls. On our blog you will find all the categories that we want to share with you: Saturday Chronicles: A returning post where we will discuss Past, Present and Future with awesome people we meet along our journey. People A deeper and more profound conversation that can be in the form of Q&A or a random dialogue. Just because we are always inspired by people that follow their dreams in life. Be You Displays those things that makes us happy. We love to dress up, enjoy cool clothes that makes us feel awesome within the moment. We are evolving and transforming so just BE YOU today, and enjoy what makes you feel at your best. Inspirational We share all those interesting & worth seeing places we find in our path. Quotes & stories we write, words of others, art, tunes, books and everything that can inspire you. Food Who doesn't want to have a yummy meal? We will share our favourite dishes, our own & others… And of course we will give you the full low-down with an easy DIY. Our Playground From Yoga to Surf and do not forget the Coconuts. We love being active while having fun. From poses we enjoy repeating, to favourite breaks and specific excursuses. Our playground is the place where we connect. Our playground can become yours.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s