I asked this on a different forum, I'm wondering if the spread will be different here... So there are two ends of the moral human spectrum. One end is altruism, the other is Egoism, and most people tend to think somewhere in the middle. Altruism: the belief that some (if not most) of our actions are motivated by the need to help other people without thinking of one's self. Most people accept this, as did I, before reading into it. Egoism: the belief that most (if not all) of our actions are somehow motivated my selfish interests. Basically, en extreme egoist would go so far as to say that even when we think we act selflessly we are subconsciously seeking out those feel-good chemicals released when we do something warm and fuzzy. I was going to make this a survey, but it's far too complicated for that. I'm a partial altruist, I like to think that most people operate selflessly on some occasion. What do you think? Is it possible that even when we give money to the homeless, we are actually doing it for that warm and fuzzy feeling? Do you feel more self-motivated or more motivated to serve others? For some reason, most think that it's impossible to be a true altruist. but true egoism is no problem.