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
Compatible Qualities: With faith, discipline, and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) Founder of Pakistan
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.
• 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
• Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to salvation. — Swami Sivananda Saraswati (1887-1963) Indian Hindu spiritual guru