The Internet is Full of It...I gots a thinking, is there really any selfless good deed? To do something good for someone else without any gain for yourself.
I believe that every action has a reaction, thus every good action has a good reaction. What makes us human however, is the ability to predict the consequences to every action we commit. That's what seperates us from the animals. When I commit a good action the reaction is already predetermined in my mind, so logically having thought of a good reaction to the action, the action itself can no longer be selfless, as I carry out the action because I liked the outcome of the reaction as predicted in my mind.
To say that there is such things as selfless good deeds, leads me to interpret that, as though the person who committed a selfless good deed has done so without any consideration for the reaction. This, however is impossible. You might think that reckless actions are then actions with no thought given to a reaction. Not so, the outcome becomes a chaos reaction and is always predetermined before the action. I'm trailing away, lets stick to the topic at hand.
If I donate money to a charity, the only possible way that can be considered a selfless good deed is if I don't tell anyone and remain anonymous. Anonymity seems to be the only viable route to a selfless good deed. However don't get carried away with thoughts of a Batman type character helping others with no gain to himself. He's merely satisfying his own ego.
So is this the answer then? An anonymous donation to a charity. I think not, because if it truly remains anonymous, then how can we prove that a selfless good deed has been committed? Why does anyone donate to charity in the first place. Are they feeling guilty, sad etc. They'll feel better if they help someone else. A donation is never made without thought given to the consequence.
I take the internet as truly being the only source where good deeds can be considered selfless. Is it possible to rate someones photo a 10, just to make them feel good about themselves? is it possibly to offer advice to a stranger because you simply want to help? Is it possible to offer an ear to someone who needs a voice? Sometimes these are done without the person realising they're doing it. True anonymity and truly random.
Just like a charity donation, these deeds may appear selfless but why does anyone do anything in the first place? Every action has a determined reaction. However the internet is full of it, whether you realise it or not, random acts of kindness. Only through randomness can an action be undetermined...Chaos if you will, the only possible selfless good deed....
Can I not then, try a random act of anonymous kindness in real life? No, for then you are not anonymous or random...