Monday, September 12, 2011
But that really isn't what the word really means. Wealth is not a prerequisite of being a philanthropist. Philanthropy simply means "love of humanity" or a desire to help and nurture the human potential. You don't need to be rich to do this. You just need to help others and have a desire to help others. Even small acts, done consistently, go a long way and build a web effect of goodwill stretching out from you - all in your favor! That's a good investment and it'll make you happier too. By helping others you help yourself.
This doesn't always come naturally. Some are born with an innate interest and compassion for people. But for others, they're about as helpful as the next guy but they really got their own problems to worry about. What they need to realize is that humans are a collaborative species. We're made to help each other. You don't have to go it alone. Don't isolate yourself. Care for your group. Alphas aren't just stereotypical buff idiots. The good ones have a real interest in and concern for the group; they care for the pack. Women find that nurturing, protective nature attractive. Men find that self-sacrifice and friendship endearing and will follow it.