This month’s theme: ALTRUISM

Articles of the Month

What are the health benefits of altruism? – Evidence shows that helping others can have a positive effect on your own mental health and wellbeing.

Altruism meaning: What is altruism? Why is it important? – Altruism is characterized by selflessness and concern for the well-being of others. Those who possess this quality typically put others first and truly care about the people around them, whether they have a personal tie to them or not.

“Altruism is not about denying ourselves pleasure or sacrificing our own well-being. It is about enhancing the well-being of others and experiencing the deep satisfaction that comes from helping them.”

Matthieu Ricard

“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.”

Albert Schweitzer

“In a world full of self-centeredness, be the person who gives without expecting anything in return.”


Act of Kindness

Volunteer at a local homeless shelter. Spending time at a homeless shelter, helping to serve meals, providing clothing donations, or offering companionship to those in need demonstrates a selfless act of altruism. It’s a way to give back to the community and support individuals who are facing challenging circumstances.

Question of the Month

How can you incorporate small acts of kindness into your daily routine to make a positive difference in someone else's life? Share.

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Photo of the Month

What does this picture tell you about altruism? Share your thoughts!

Songs of the Month

The song encourages people to rise above divisions, embrace compassion, and come together to create a harmonious and equitable world, emphasizing that one love can bring about positive change.

This uplifting song emphasizes the importance of lending a helping hand to those in need. It speaks to the transformative impact of selfless acts of kindness and compassion, reminding listeners of the potential for positive change that exists within each person.

This iconic song inspires listeners to reflect on the importance of self-reflection and taking responsibility for creating positive change in the world. It emphasizes that true altruism begins with transforming ourselves to make a difference in the lives of others.

Videos of the Month

Embracing the power of altruism – the wish for others’ happiness. Altruism not only enriches our relationships and creates a more compassionate world, but it also serves as a guiding lens for making decisions that bring true fulfillment. Let’s cultivate the spirit of selflessness in our work and life, for it holds the key to lasting happiness.

Unleashing the power of viral altruism for lasting impact. By understanding the nature of this contagious kindness and the behaviors that drive it, we can fuel positive social change that transcends boundaries. Let’s come together, empower one another, and create a ripple effect of compassion that transforms lives.

Books of the Month

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference – William MacAskill – This book delves into the philosophy of effective altruism, providing practical guidance on how individuals can maximize their impact when helping others. It explores different approaches to altruistic actions and offers insights into making a meaningful difference in the world.

The Altruistic Brain: How We Are Naturally Good – Donald W. Pfaff – Drawing on scientific research, this book explores the neural mechanisms underlying altruism and compassion. It discusses how our brains are wired for empathy and cooperation, highlighting the innate goodness in human nature and the potential for acts of altruism.

How Each of Us Can Change the World – Bill Clinton – In this book, former President Bill Clinton explores the power of giving and the transformative impact it can have on individuals and communities. It shares inspiring stories of individuals who have made a significant difference through their altruistic endeavors and provides insights on how anyone can contribute to positive change.

Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed – Emily Pearson – In this book, a little girl named Mary starts a chain reaction of kindness by performing a simple act of goodwill. It highlights how one small act of kindness can have a profound impact on others, encouraging children to embrace altruism.

Those Shoes – Maribeth Boelts – This story follows a young boy who longs for a pair of shoes that his family cannot afford. When he discovers another child in need, he demonstrates empathy and selflessness by putting the needs of others before his own.

Each Kindness – Jacqueline Woodson – In this poignant book, a new girl named Maya enters a classroom where kindness is not always practiced. It highlights the impact of missed opportunities for kindness and teaches children the importance of empathy, compassion, and reaching out to others.