If you take time to do one selfless act every day, what will that accomplish?

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  1. pstraubie48 profile image84
    pstraubie48posted 7 years ago

    If you take time to do one selfless act every day, what will that accomplish?

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  2. PlanksandNails profile image85
    PlanksandNailsposted 7 years ago

    If an act is truly selfless, it would have nothing to do with you. An act of self starts with self. Doing a "selfless act" everyday would be something that you did not do everyday.

    Something cannot be about you and not about you at the same time, it is incomprehensible.

    A "selfless act" is an oxymoron.

    A "selfless act" will always have a what is in it for me factor, or some self importance attached to it because it will effect you and others in a good or bad way.

    If there is a personal reason for a "selfless act," you cannot completely take self out of it.

    1. kathyjones1952@at profile image61
      kathyjones1952@atposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Amen!!!!!

  3. SimpleJoys profile image68
    SimpleJoysposted 7 years ago

    One must always grow outside of oneself. When you can selflessly think and do for others, you are suddenly not the only thing in the world that matters. I think joy is the best fruit of that selfless gift. Joy in knowing you have helped someone and that someone knowing and feeling joyful that someone could actually care. These are gifts beyond price. Not expecting anything in return, but just giving because you can and you know it is right.

  4. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 7 years ago

    Mata Amritananda Mayi says that it is sure that any act we do is going to bring a fruit -- whether it is good good or bad. That's clear. So, any selfless act you do is also going to bring its fruits.   "Selfless" means that you are not going to look for the fruit nor claim ownership to that fruit.

    It means you will not feel elated by good results nor get depressed by bad result because you are not going to be the owner of the fruit.

    But by divine dispensation, that fruit will definitely come (in some form) not comprehensible to you and it is mostly spiritual.

  5. kathyjones1952@at profile image61
    kathyjones1952@atposted 7 years ago

    Satisfactin.  I always feel good when I've made somebody else feel good smile.

  6. Claudia Marie profile image70
    Claudia Marieposted 7 years ago

    Happiness! Their is more happiness in giving than receiving. (Acts20:35)

    1. kathyjones1952@at profile image61
      kathyjones1952@atposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Amen!

  7. rumanasaiyed profile image78
    rumanasaiyedposted 7 years ago

    Hi pstraubie
    The selfless act that  I can do everyday  is to give charity (smile). Allah says that  "Even giving a smile to others is a Charity".

  8. kenyanXstian profile image79
    kenyanXstianposted 7 years ago

    That would be praying for those who I believe need God in their lives. I am actually doing it since I feel that  if I can pray and fast for myself, why not do it for others

  9. jlpark profile image83
    jlparkposted 7 years ago

    It will make one person, every day, happier/healthier/better off.

    It may be the one thing that saves a person.  One person saved, by one selfless act - is a step in the right direction.

  10. profile image0
    shubh008posted 7 years ago

    Inner peace of mind, nothing can beat that trust me.

  11. padmendra profile image42
    padmendraposted 7 years ago

    Nothing will happen except  always carrying a burden on your mind  for the sin you committed. Sometime you will not be able to stand before the God,  if praying for anything. If you do anything  wrong or against the will of almighty, rest assured you are going to pay the price and that you will face yourself in your life itself  one or on any other day.without any prior warning.

    1. btrbell profile image90
      btrbellposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Did you undersrand the question?

  12. tajb profile image80
    tajbposted 7 years ago

    That is easy a better world. That is actually all that needs to be said to answer this question why over complicate the answer. But it said my answer was too short and wouldn't accept it. The truth is that if you took the time everyday to do one selfless act the world would be better off for it.

  13. raquelpier profile image66
    raquelpierposted 7 years ago

    I care for an elderly man that suffers from dementia and Parkinson's-He cannot speak or care for himself. I shower him and groom him, and change his 'diapers. I do for him that which he is unable to do for himself. I don't do this for myself, I do it for him but I do feel good for doing it, so perhaps I'm not being selfless or doing something selfless...I still feel as if I've accomplished something.

  14. cjpooja26 profile image61
    cjpooja26posted 7 years ago

    Happiness that I have done something for others happiness and that gives me more satisfaction.

  15. btrbell profile image90
    btrbellposted 7 years ago

    It would equal 365 selfless acts per year! That's a whole lot of wonderful happening. I also believe that what we do spirals. One selfless act befgets another,. so who knows how many acts there would be in a year.

    1. btrbell profile image90
      btrbellposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for picking this answer Patricia! As I read through sr of these answers I had to wonder about the negativity I saw. I say, regardless of what's in it for me, I will continue to do what I can for others. Sending lots of angels your way and h

  16. TheDatingMom profile image72
    TheDatingMomposted 7 years ago

    It makes you a better person and the world a better place to be in.  It spreads love - not hate or apathy.  It encourages others by the example  you set.  Even those with no material wealth have a wealth of love to give to the world - if only they choose to.  The end result is happiness for the giver but also happiness for the one who receives.  I tend to think the one who does the giving actually reaps a higher reward from the exchange.

  17. Lazy Parrot profile image60
    Lazy Parrotposted 7 years ago

    Selfless act?  Is there any such thing?  When I do what appears to be a selfless act, I can't help but believe that I will receive something later, KARMA.  Most people, me included, do such things because it makes them fill good, selfless?  To see the look on a kids face when you take them and Mom to a store and buy a coat or shoes, priceless, but not selfless.  I'm greedy and love the way it makes me feel.

 
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