Selflessness: n. concerned more with the needs and wants of others than with one’s own desires and needs
Extreme altruists are portrayed as selfless individuals mostly interested in fulfilling the needs and wants of others and not so much in fulfilling their own personal needs and wants. Most extremes have bad consequences and in totally dedicating yourself to others you fail to live a personally fulfilling life and experiencing all the things which normal humans can experience.
Mother Teresa became famous for her extreme altruism but she is not a perfect example of a good balanced human being since if everyone followed her footsteps then there would be no one left to do the productive work which a prosperous reciprocating society needs.
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