Cirillo's Life: Altruistic Individual Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… An altruistic Individual is someone motivated by the desire to improve another person’s current state. An altruistic group is a group of individuals who are motivated by the desire to improve a people or peoples welfare. An act of altruism is considered to be a true act of selflessness where on the contrary and egoistic would be considered and act of pure selfishness. An example of an altruistic act is such things like community service in which people will help others without feeling the need for any repayment of …show more content…
The group of indivudals had little to no relation with Cirillo yet they still rushed to his aid. As well within the group there was no panic the main and only focus was saving Cirillo’s life. These individuals has a choice, they could have run away from the fun fire like most of the civilians. Yet they rushed in in order to attempt at saving a life. The encouragement throughout the entire process of how much Cirillo was loved acted as almost a second wind to Cirillo, hoping to give him the extra bit of energy and strength to survive. Unfortunately that they were unable to save the life but there is one major factor that makes their act altruistic. Even in death the first responders did not seek praise for their attempt to save his life. Thus saying they performed this act without the slightest need for repayment or praise. Their bravery should not be forgotten and it should encourage others to act as they acted without need for …show more content…
That is why I have a firm belief that no act is 100% altruistic. Even if an act seems to be altruistic we as human beings still have unconscious biases that drive us to perform certain actions. There is an old saying that I deem to be the truth, if someone does something right no one will ever know you’re done anything at all. An altruistic act from my perspective is an act that is truly selfless and those acts will only be noticed by you. The people who attempted to save Nathan Cirillo’s life didn’t intend for the praise that they got yet they still embraced it. This act from my standards cannot be deemed altruistic because the first responders unintentionally had personal gain from this tragedy and that can be viewed as an egoistic act. Each person has the choice between acting in a way that can be perceived as either egoistic or altruistic. Personally I believe that peoples actions are a mixture of both. For example; helping an old woman across the street can be perceived as an altruistic act, yet in the fact the person helping the woman out if thinking about the possible reward they shall receive from the woman after they have helped her. Each person is different however so the conclusions that are made about people’s actions can be

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