I had this waking thought today, an image of somebody posing for a good deed at the side of a hospital bed. My thought was, a truly selfless gift would be to do the same deed but without social media or pictures involved. I don’t know why this thought came to my mind as I was waking up.
I thought about spending a whole Saturday somewhere, like a shelter, but the requirement would be to not bring a phone or post about what you were doing. Isn’t that truly selfless? If you are doing something so that you can show everyone how giving you are, is that really giving selflessly? You are expecting to gain status by bragging about what you did.