exerting oneself for the sake of something beyond oneself

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • selfishness

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it

Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere


Inspirational quotes

  • “Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord / But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.” ―Bob Dylan
  • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” —MLK, Jr.