1. So what is it? 2. Is an altruistic act an act done for the good of others without thought of reward for oneself? 3. Is a doctor altruistic? Are other health care workers altruistic? Is an MSF doctor altruistic? 4. Is a real estate developer altruistic? Is a real estate developer who builds a hospital altruistic? 5. Is a suicide bomber altruistic? 6. Is a lawyer altruistic? Is a pro bono lawyer altruistic? 7. Can you perform an altruistic act for others without thought of reward, but still be rewarded and still be considered altruistic? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altruism 8. Are there any truly selfish acts? edit: 9. Are there any truly selfless acts? edit2: 10a. If a person gains anything at all by an altruistic act, is that act no longer considered altruistic? 10b. If a person hopes to be altruistic, does that mean they must not enjoy whatever it is they are doing altruistically? 10c. Must a truly altruistic person positively despise being altruistic, then? 11. Aren't people pretty rubbish at doing things they don't enjoy?