On Altruism

POETRY FORMAT, 17 Aug 2015

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Rhymed Reflections

In a world of  -isms we live:
some -isms make us  sad,
other -isms  make  us  glad

Among the positive -isms in which Humankind can excel
there is one which  has to do  with treating others well

Such -ism  is  a  deep, true  -ism
What is it called:  ALTRUISM

Being altruistic calls for humility
It is a commitment to serving Humanity

ALTRUISM  Humankind`s selflessness enhances
By acting altruistically, as DIGNIFIERS a community advances

ALTRUISM  is more than a top-priority global need:
It is both a life-improving force and a spiritually strengthening seed

Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, Associação Brasil América (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.


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