No Good Deed is Selfless?

November 24, 2006 11:53am CST
I read once that no good deed was ever done self-lessly. that all good deeds do in fact have positive rewards for the one doing it. An example was stated that A person doing a good deed for another receives the satisfaction of helping another human. A person who does a good deed and it is recognised received the rewards of it being recognised. What do you think?
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@emarie (5451)
• United States
24 Nov 06
i think its completely true. when i do something nice for someone the satisfaction of knowing i helped someone is good for me. just knowing i made someone makes me happy as well
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• Netherlands
4 Dec 06
It does doesn't it? Even though your intentions are for the other person you can't help but benefit from the action. :)
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
28 Jul 07
While that may be true, I don't think it negates or devalues the good deed they did.
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@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I agree. I don't do any good deed thinking 'What's in it for me?' or 'Did anyone see it?' I do something because it is needed and I know I will feel good after.
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• Canada
30 Jul 07
I believe that humble personal satisfaction is God's way of telling us that our good deed was appreciated. Good deeds become selfish when they are done for bigger rewards and for recognition by others, or to boost the ego.