Definitions: (1) a proper concern for one’s own desires with those of others; (2) disregard for one’s own interests; unselfishly generous

Balancing Quality: Service-minded

Comment: True heroes are also self-forgetful and self-effacing. While doing some service, with love, for someone else, your mind and heart are focused on the good you hope the other to receive. The very thought of getting something in return lessens the value.

Quote: You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. — John Wooden (1910-2010) American Basketball Coach