being of useful assistance to others in their endeavors

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • being unconstructive
  • being unhelpful
  • getting in the way (can be a vice of excess if the help is given in an unskillful way)
  • hindering
  • being useless

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links


Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “The righteous soul is full of love toward others; it is born to mutual health.” ―Seneca
  • “We are to relieve the distressed; to put the wanderer into his way; and to divide our bread with the hungry, which is but the doing of good to ourselves; for we are only several members of one great body.” ―Seneca