Benevolence vs. Selfishness
Giving to othersí basic needs without having as my motive personal reward.
Benevolence in the home includes:
∑ Treating each family member with the same respect shown to those outside the family.
∑ Choosing to look upon mundane household duties, such as doing laundry and cooking meals, as a labor of love for the family.
∑ Caring about another family memberís growth in character more than his or her material achievements.
∑ Focusing on each otherís inner needs and desires rather than selfishly seeking oneís own success by fulfilling personal ambitions.
∑ see the needs of others as quickly as I see my own.
∑ give freely without expecting anything in return.
∑ not hoard things for myself.
∑ not profit from the misfortune of others.
∑ give more as I get more.
Rewards of Benevolence
Unselfishly caring about others opens the doors to ther hearts.
Peace and safety
Selfishness is conquered when people truly care about each other. When a person seeks the good of others, he or she desires to protect rather than harm, their bodies and emotions.
"Let othersí needs of kindness frankly be revealed: but your own good to others, always keep concealed." Ė Cato