Selfless deeds

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Boredie, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    I watched this on an episode of Friends (Yeah I have all episodes on discs so I watch them constantly)
    They said that no good deed that one does is selfless because when one is happy to do a good deed it is a selfish feeling of happiness that they did something good (stop me if I'm not making any sense)

    I'm interested to know if you agree with that and if there are (with examples) selfless good deeds

  2. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    yeah, I don't think anything is completely selfless. I say good intention is enough.
  3. Iris

    Iris rainbow 11!

    I remember that episode!!! Right, Phoebe is the one saying that, and Monica doesn't agree with her, right? So she goes around trying to commit a selfless deed.

    I agree with Phoebe. :3
  4. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Altruism vs Egotism.

    One believes all good deeds are selfless. The other that no good deeds are selfless.

    I fall into the latter category.
  5. orangelightning

    orangelightning Registered Member

    I think the primary intent makes all the difference. The doer must have, exhibit, or be motivated by a concern for others in order for his deed to be "selfless." Getting something out of the deed personally doesn't violate these criteria.
  6. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    Joey was the one saying there is no selfless deed and Phoebe was trying to prove him wrong, but didn't succeed accroding to Joey's theory

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