Selfless Service and Ethics during a Pandemic
A wise man once said that “True leaders are selfless. They have always been servants of the people first.” A leader is always made, nobody is ever born a leader, some people become leaders because of certain events that happen in their lives. For example, some might become leaders during a pandemic. This then dives into the questions of what exactly does selfless service mean? How can a pandemic affect selfless service? And lastly, what role does ethics play in selfless service?
To commence, what exactly does selfless service mean? The literal definition is “ a service which is performed without any expectation of result or award for the person performing it.” Now what this means to me is going out into communities and helping others. Whether this may be: playing a game of chess with the elderly, starting a nonprofit organization, or just plain old raking someone’s yard. Selfless service does not just stop at doing volunteer work though, it also can be treating others selflessly. And when young people are taught to be selfless at an early age they then become tomorrow’s leaders. Selfless service teaches people to be respectful and be role models in their community. All in all, selfless selfless service is something that is epochal in making a leader.
Moreover, how can a pandemic affect selfless service? Certain major events like a pandemic can affect selfless service in both good and bad ways. For example, for some individuals, a pandemic can bring out the leaders within. There is a lot of dubiety during a time like this which invokes fear in most people. However, some do the exact opposite and decide to face their fears. For everyone else though it can be very bad. A pandemic can discourage people from being selfless. For example, people can become greedy if there are shortages of everyday items such as toilet paper. Not only that, but many nonprofits may not want to: accept volunteers, neighbors might refuse for someone to rake their yard, and lastly, no elderly man would want to play chess. A pandemic changes the lives of everyone and both harms and helps selfless service.
In addition, what role does ethics play during selfless service? When doing acts of selfless service and while working with people typically honesty, respect, selflessness, and integrity must be abided by. This means that it plays a profound role as someone can not be a leader without following those ethics while conducting acts of selfless service. In summary, yes, ethics are very important.
In the final analysis, what is selfless service? How does a pandemic affect selfless service? And what role does ethics play in selfless service? These are all very important questions that the everyday individual must ask themselves. At the end of the day, selfless service must be carried out by more people to help make the world a better place.