Mini-Feature: Is Pure Altruism Real?

If doing something good for others makes us feel good, can there ever be such a thing as pure altruism? Is it good to feel good? Not necessarily, and judging by at least a few major religions, not even reliably so. Now, altruism is ostensibly defined by the doing of good for no personal benefit. But if feeling good is connected to doing good in only the most unreliable of ways, altruism would have to mean benefiting others without any regard for its consequences to ourselves.

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