Word of the Week by Lee Wood, GMC Prep Cadet
Altruism or the act of caring for others’ well-being is an important value that benefits all People. It is essential that people support and care for each other It is this support that brings people together and helps to create communities. There are many ways for someone to be altruistic within one’s community and create an impact on those around them. Altruism will have a positive effect on the volunteer or giver that will benefit them and their lives. Altruism is an essential value that brings people together and spreads kindness.
People can be altruistic in many ways. They can volunteer in their communities, donate to an organization, or simply give support to those around them. Every day I work to be more altruistic by helping those in need and being kind to anyone around me. By being altruistic and finding others who are as well I was able to work with a group in order to help others. We build an outdoor stem classroom for an elementary school. This will have a long-lasting positive effect on the students as well as their entire community. This is the power of altruism and how it can bring people together.
Showing Altruism will not only benefit the recipient of the kindness but also the giver. Being kind and giving to others will really improve a person’s mood and mentality. While helping people the volunteer will be able to meet lots of new people and make friends. Also, the work put into others could be repaid one day when the people a volunteer helped return the favor and help that person out of a difficult situation. Altruism is a trait that benefits everyone the giver, the receiver, and the entire community becomes a better place when people are altruistic.
Altruism is a critical value that people need in order to support and aid each other. There are altruistic people in every community helping out by volunteering, giving, and being kind to others. These people are making a great impact on their communities by giving back and spreading kindness. The Altruistic volunteers will improve themselves through their kindness and find happiness in giving to those in need. Altruism is one of the core elements of a well-developed community and allows that community to help others and spread kindness. This is why Altruism is an essential value because it helps people think of others and not just themselves.