Altruistic





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Hello Loves,

Today's topic is on altruism and is probably the first thing you think of when someone asks, "What is the definition of love." It's when you choose to put the well-being of others above your own interests and desires. Everybody expects to be treated with respect and love. In any particular relationship, one hopes that the other person will continuously make sacrifices for them. We don't only expect this from our significant others, but we expect this from our friends and family as well. The reason? We justify our selfishness with "we deserve better" or "we deserve more." This is not the point of love. When you truly love someone, your entire world changes. You try your best to put their wants and needs above all yours. 

Sacrifices come in all shapes and forms. Sometimes it's as easy as doing the dishes because you know the other person is tired. Sometimes it's about making life altering decisions like marrying someone and committing to them till death do them part. It's so easy to think of ourselves as the center of the universe, but quite frankly, there's more to giving than receiving. Although I am not the best example, but I've seen this kind of sacrificial love through my family and friends to know what true love is. 

Don't get me wrong. To love is a very difficult matter. I fail at loving almost every single day. That doesn't mean I don't stop trying though. I'm going to leave you some food for thought. 

"The greatest sacrifice is when you sacrifice your own happiness for the sake of someone else." 
C.S. Lewis

Love,

Maggie S.



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