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What makes altruism altruistic?

In Principled Innovation, shifting the notion of “goodness” from self-sacrifice to seeking “positive change for humanity” lifts the burden of altruism and engages our hope for a better future for all stakeholders. Use this discussion of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree to challenge participants’ reflection on what makes altruism “good.” 


   15 minutes

   By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

   Educator-prep | Leader-prep

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Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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