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    "Selflessness is what has brought me the most happiness." I heard this statement countless times from my grandmother while growing up. She was constantly providing for others in public settings by organizing events through our church or helping other elderly people load their groceries in their car on her weekly shopping trip. She was just as giving in private settings with nobody around to note her selflessness, rarely taking time to do anything for herself before she made sure everyone else was

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    In the movie, The Impossible, Lucas Bennett shows selflessness and bravery as he does everything to keep his mother, Maria, alive. While Lucas and Maria walk through the debris they hear a child crying. Maria insists on helping anyone they can so she urges Lucas to help the child. Lucas reflects that he is brave and selfless as he rescues the helpless child. He put his life in danger to find a complete stranger. Lucas then faces another challenge as he pushes his mother up into the tree, before pulling

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    Selflessness In Beowulf

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    Beowulf encounters many monsters, and upon his arrival to the land of Danes, Beowulf vows to destroy Grendel in order to return peace and safety to King Hrothgar and his men. The poem often characterizes Beowulf with two distinct traits: pride and selflessness. Beowulf shows several moments of motivation

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    This means that a hero is someone people look up to. Anyone can be a hero. Heroes have qualities such as bravery, strength, and selflessness. Mothers, soldiers, and Odysseus are all examples of heroes. Mothers are heroes since they are selfless. Mothers show selflessness when they give up so much of their time to care for their families. Mothers also show selflessness when they give up so much of their time to care for others that may not

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    care of themselves, and others, in very difficult times. These difficult times can be either military related or from their personal lives. Three Concepts Selflessness Selfless service is greater than one person. In serving your country, you are doing your duty loyally without thought of recognition or gain (Dees, 2013, p. 63). Selflessness doesn’t come without a price. So many soldiers

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    acronym that I have created for the purpose of this application. The acronym contains the following: S upport C ommunity A ltruism R eliability The first word is support. This word can go behind two separate meanings. One represents the amount of selflessness I possess when it comes to solving people's problems, but it also represents the dedication I have kept in this server and supporting for years to come, above any other life event that has occurred in my short life. Both these meanings reign in

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    Selflessness In Beowulf

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    A man quivers in fear as a large monstrous mass stands before him. He shouts for help, but there is no left to come to his aid. For years the Grendel attacked this mead-hall killing hundreds of men. A hero was needed in order to purge the village of this beast. Beowulf used his mental and physical strength for the betterment of the village because he came on his own accord without any prior knowledge; he puts his faith in god and not within his own strength; and he dies with honor and not in vain

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    The concept of self and selflessness is prime to all Indian philosophies. Two of India’s most popular religious systems, Jainism and Buddhism, teach renunciation of the self in order to reach Samadhi and Dharma (i.e. enlightenment, breaking free from the cycle of rebirth and correct living) (Collins, 1990). While Jainism vehemently espouses denial of self, both as an ideological concept and as a tangible reality, Buddhism teaches renunciation of self by way of still using the self as a vehicle for

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    massacre of hundreds of people. They were later awarded various medals by several world leaders. These men showed great examples of the heroic qualities of selflessness, courage, and perseverance. Heroes are selfless; they show little or no concern about themselves, especially with regard to fame or recognition. In Beowulf, Beowulf shows selflessness when he dives off of the cliff after Grendel’s mother (30). He does not want her to cause the trepidation that Grendel

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    Finding the right balance between being independent but not selfish is issue that has been around for ages and leads one to ask, how exactly are they different? Distinguishing between these two traits is not easy, and in many ways they seem somewhat similar. However, despite their surface level similarities, self-reliance is a central part of maturity and independence, while self-centeredness is a form arrogance. One of the defining characteristics of self-centeredness is being overly confident

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