Does honesty exist?

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    Do people do things out of sheer kindness, or is there always an alterior motive? Is the purpose of charity groups to really help those in need, or is it something else? When governments contribute money in disaster relief (Katrina, Tsunami, etc.), is it honest desire to help, or is it something else? Can people be trusted? Can you be trusted?
     
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    Yes---I'm convinced selfless acts of kindness exist !
     
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    But people help others because "it feels good" to help; so it can't be totally selfless. Again it depends on a person's motive.
     
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    Not always----people help people sometimes simply because its what they are here for. It's just "what they do".
     
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    But why do you suppose they do that?
     
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    Hell if I know--I'm sure not gonna try to soil the reputation of "saints" by ascribing some selfish motive to them tho.
     
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    Why not? ;)

    Take Mother Theresa for exacmple. You think she enjoyed helping, made her feel good? Think she was arrogant enough to think she could make a difference? Think maybe she sought approval? Maybe something lacked in her own life?
     
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    I'm sure thats it----she was secretly a selfish old witch with psychological problems.
     
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    Dude, aren't you 16? If you're this cynical now, fast forward to where you'll be in 30 years. Time to recalibrate.
     
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    Haha, yeah I'm 16. That's why I asked you that, to see if my view of the world was completely mislead or not. Mislead in that I believe there are selfless acts of kindness, but people around me think differently.
     

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