From Volume 10, Issue 10:According to Scott Farrell, MD, altruism is “the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the wellbeing of others.”
In contrast, egoism (a.k.a., egotism) is “an ethical theory that treats self-interest as the foundation of morality.”
These two terms are about as polar opposite as two words can be. Black/white. Good/evil. Angel/devil. Altrusim/egoism.
Not to be a pessimist, but I believe I see the world that I know gravitating FROM altruism TOWARD egoism.