Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Unspoken Acts of Kindness - To Tell or Not to Tell?

A question: If you do a good deed for someone, perform a random act of kindness and then tell someone else that you did it, does that diminish the act?
Should we just be satisfied and draw happiness from the fact that we have been able to be of service to another; or is it okay to tell someone in order to earn their approval or gain their opinion on just how kind the act was?
Perhaps it is self aggrandising to tell someone else when you perform a good deed. I wonder if it has always been this way, did heroes tell their own legends?
Perhaps it is the result of a world where we seem to constantly expose ourselves for other's comment, approval / rejection or interest.
I wonder if telling people reduces how much good such an act does for your soul?


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