Whereas altruism asserts that human beings should act in ways that help others, Egoism is a theory, in ethics, that human beings act or should act in their own interests and desires.
Modern psychologist have been challenged to reconcile the two seemingly mutually exclusive theories expanding sphere of investments in others.
Mother Teresa tended to the needs of the poor and sick in India - washing, feeding, bathing, and loving the least valued people in Calcutta's society.
Princess Diana Spencer used her fame and status to advocate for the banning of land mines; she donated her clothing to raise funds for several social causes.
Definition Ego means self; egoism can be thought of as self-ism.
Egoism is a theory, in ethics, that human beings act or should act in their own interests and desires.
Today's culture reflects an interest in self-improvement, self-esteem, and self-gratification.
The "X-generation" has also been called the "Me-generation," as rampant consumerism focuses young people on immediate gratification and reflects no example of community responsibility or consideration for others.
Fire-fighters risked their lives, indeed some died, in the September 11, 2001, tragedy in the United States.
In addition, a wave of financial gifts to victims and their families followed, as well as volunteers ready to help at the Ground Zero and Pentagon sites of devastation.