“Volunteer because it makes you feel good.”

It’s not about you.

It’s about them.

I can’t help but roll my eyes whenever I see people sharing their volunteering activities on social media with the status, “Volunteer, because it feels so good.”

It looks as though we’re asking for something in return – to pat ourselves on the back.

Volunteer because you want to and they need the help, not because you want to caress your God damn ego.


7 thoughts on ““Volunteer because it makes you feel good.”

  1. Lola says:

    We had a psychology course where they shortly addressed altruistic behavior and I remember something about that kind of behavior making you feel good, so I guess there is some truth in that statement. Although I do agree it should be about helping others first not making yourself feel better. But I also agree with Kimba that if this message works, why not.

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