The slide show revealed that many people are ignorant as to the proper way to handle books. People
have to be more aware of things like this, in order to keep the past and present as well as the future
that is recorded in the books well-preserved.
In reviewing this report, I found that the altruistic values are not strong enough to argue with
reasoning, because of the way our society has changed There is a considerable amount of fear that
dominates the lives of so many. For this reason, people don't want to get involved, which of course,
is a pity, because I'm sure that they would want someone to help them if they were in need.
Taking the initiative to comply with the standards in a system such as the library's system for
returning books shows that a person is responsible and caring. It also reflects the type of society we
live in, today.
Our spiritual drives try to push out towards our spiritual cognitions, trying to stick with our beliefs
and truths, always trying to do what's right. But the spiritual drives are heavily influenced by our
rational drives which sometimes dissuades our altruistic personality to turn and run instead of stay
and fight. There are also altruistic acts that we do and don't even realize it. which I think is a good
sign, because this shows that we still do care about others enough to be considerate to them.
Returning library books on time and helping others may mean that I have respect for others, but I
think that there is a fine line drawn between what is really an altruistic act and what appears to be an
altruistic act but is deceptive because it's done for personal gain. For example, helping someone
because you're only trying to impress someone else, which would fall in the category of using
someone for personal gain.
I see, however, that I must try to improve myself in this area of altruistic values in order to better
understand why people do what they do when someone needs help, or when it comes to things such
as caring for the property of others. I have learned that it is the reasoning in the reflective self that
can change the initial thought of the altruistic values in the spiritual self.
Now, in my daily round, I tend to study my reactions when I'm doing my chores or working. I ask
myself "did my reasoning get the better of me this time?" I don't blame people if they're in a situation where fear is a major factor that stands between them and the person in need of help, because
I would think twice, maybe even thrice before I lifted a finger to help. I think that studying my
actions and the causes of them will help me to better understand this concept of altruism and
hopefully help me to improve my values in life.