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Originally posted by charles1952
I don't think I can give you a long or detailed answer. For a man, being a hero involves doing what is right. Knowing that one has done the "right thing" is a powerful incentive, at least for me.
If this starts a discussion, I'll come back, otherwise, just ignore it.
Why does a hero do what he does? Is it for recognition? or fame? no most of the time it is because fo a Need. Still A hero seems to never get what they deserve to it seems. Why all the sacrifice for someone else when all you have to look foward to is living a solitary life and dying alone. Or losing what you care about the most because of what you are. Or living long enough to see you turn into what you fought against most. Please feel free to post about this.
Definition of ALTRUISM
1: unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
2: behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species
The silly answer is that women have to be heroines. But I do think women may have a different set of rules indicating what is "right." But it's been a loooong time since I was a woman (never) so I can't know for sure.
Only for men? What about for women?
Originally posted by beezzer
"If you can't do something smart do something right."
Mal: This report is maybe twelve years old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people…better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave.
Jayne: Shepherd Book used to tell me, "If you can't do somethin' smart... do somethin' right."