Sunday, March 9, 2008

Extreme Altruists

Creativity in the moral realm can transform itself into a kind of genius. Only a few of us are overcome by this profound sense of calling. These are the folks we call extreme altruists: they are the Bachs and Beethovens of the moral world, the ones who are so single-minded and focused that they willingly make great sacrifices. . . For these folks, giving has a momentum of its own that is unstoppable

From "Why Good Things Happen to Good People" by Post & Neimark.

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