Altruism Vs. Love
Words loosely used and underrated too
Don’t these two words give you quite a similar meaning? Altruism as the internet describes, is when you act to promote someone else’s welfare, even at a risk or cost to yourself.
And love? Having a deep bond, comprising trust, respect, and acceptance; what does this lead to? Altruism? Maybe close; both converge to ‘selfless concern’.
Give it a thought. Now you are thinking, do people in love feel altruistic? Well, love should be unconditional, doesn’t it? Otherwise, it is not love. Agree?
Where is the difference? Altruism can be an uninfluenced concern, whereas love reflects deep concern. I think that’s the difference.
We’ve known love in various ways, and I suppose one can be altruistically in love. What would you think this kind of love can be towards?