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altruism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaltruismal‧tru‧is‧m /ˈæltru-ɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  SELFISHwhen you care about or help other people, even though this brings no advantage to yourself Many choose to work in developing countries out of altruism.altruist noun [countable]
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altruismIt requires an altruism not commonly associated with the nature of big time politics.While charity and altruism are great, they do not show up often enough to sustain a society.But pervasive as this behavior may be, we do have moments of generosity and altruism.Love, altruism - just pretty words.Some have therefore concluded that behaviour in this category can not be termed altruism at all.But there is another way to ensure that altruism pays: reciprocity.
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