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Ben Maudlin

Registered Nurse, Prince of Wales Hospital

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If everyone in the world did one altruistic thing or helped one person everyday, that would be over 7 billion good acts done in a day.

If everyone in the world did one altruistic thing or helped one person (without selfish motivation) everyday that would be over 7 billion good acts done in a day, 49 billion a week, 196 billion per month and 2555 billion or 2.555 trillion. See the big picture now? Would make a big difference to everyone including you and me.

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    Nov 28 2011: How about a day every few months dedicated to altruism to "shape" the year with some altruism? Form a group of people who dedicate themselves to this, hold events, write about altruism and "selfish-altruism", have every member tweet the one altruistic thing they did each altruism day, and spread the word. Spread it virally and we may be one step closer to a more altruistic world. :)
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      Dec 1 2011: This is exactly what I commented just before, that it is It is about time that word of mouth marketed something worth spreading rather than rumours and the latest fad. The same goes for internet sensations and viral emails, tweets and videos. Imagine the possibility of doing such a thing. I am looking at the possibility of trying to run a TEDxHealth event looking at the disadvantaged, perhaps after that I we can collaborate and run a TEDxAltruism Event in to countries. Now that would spread the idea quickly! In the meantime I'm telling as many people as I can and will continue to do my altruistic things each day. It doesn't even take any real extra effort, things happen right in front of you that you can help. The example given before of dropping something when your hands are full seems like such a trivial example. But it has happened to all of us and when someone stops and helps you it really does make your day. Imagine doing that for someone whenever you could. Holding a door or an elevator, such incites have been lost in the modern world!

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