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August 15, 2007

Does selfless deed exist?

Filed under: emotions — yaadayaada @ 3:58 am

Is there any deed that we do that is selfless? I help someone and I feel happy that I did something nice. That’s what motivates me to do something nice. I give someone a surprise visit, the whole planning, and seeing the surprised look on the someone’s face is my reward. So in each every good deed I do, there is definitely something in it for me. So am I being selffish? What is a selfless act then? I am wondering like Phoebe in Friends.

Ok. Why am I having the above thoughts? If I do something nice like get a surprise gift to a friend and if I expect him/her to be grateful, is that right? I don’t think so, I got the gift so that I can see the happy face. But sometimes, we develop these expectations which upsets us and we lose all the happiness. So what I am trying to tell here is, when you do something nice to others, ask yourself why you are doing it? 100% of the time, it will be for your happiness. So lose those expectations and be happy.



  1. Well.. you got to draw the line somewhere. You are in fact giving a surprise to someone and making their day. I wonder who would be mean to not show their happy face to make you happy!
    Anyways, the last line is true, though not sure if we can be so selfless in doing good deeds and not expect anything back(Atleast a smile?).

    Comment by rbdans — August 20, 2007 @ 12:53 am

  2. What about doing something for a person whom you hate and do not expect them to show gratitude? Is that a selfless deed? For example, say a gift for my MIL!!! 😉

    Comment by B o o. — August 20, 2007 @ 8:01 am

  3. rbdans, Something happenned and that triggered the above post.

    Boo, why did u get a gift for MIL? Whatz the reason? To be fair?

    Comment by yaadayaada — August 22, 2007 @ 3:46 am

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