Definunction

Whomever said that altruism was acting out of concern for the welfare of others misconstrued altruism. 

It’s a lazy interpretation of the word, most likely by self centred non altruistic persons.

The meaning is the other way around: It’s acting as if the self isn’t the centre of every concern. 

From the French word autrui simply meaning “other people”. 

There are no bleeding hearts or Venn diagrams required.

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