Word of the Day: Altruism

/’altro͞oˌizəm/, noun:

1. unselfish regard for others

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. behavior of an animal that benefits another at its own expense

Animals have genes for altruism, and those genes have been selected in the evolution of many creatures because of the advantage they confer for the continuing survival of the species.” Lewis Thomas, American physician and etymologist