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RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

Altruism

  • Aired: 03/24/2006
  • 09:04
  • Rating: NR
Altruism is the phenomenon of generosity to others with no expectation of reward. For many, giving is a religious requirement: the Christian Golden Rule; for Jews, the 613 “mitzvot” — good deeds to be done; for Muslims, it's “zakat” — distributing some of your income to the poor and treating others as you would like to be treated. Others just do good whether they are religious or not.
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What causes people to do good deeds without expecting anything in return?
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