Altruism Scholarship

Altruism Scholarship - Albert Schweitzer, a recipient of...

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Albert Schweitzer, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize once said, “ Wherever a man  turns, he can find someone who needs him.” As opposed to Albert Schweitzer, I am not a  Nobel Prize winner—I am just a college student. I can relate, however, to what Mr.  Schweitzer was saying. When a man turns to me, I want to be able to help. Not because  of my religious convictions or because I want to be a “good person”. I want to help a man  in need because one day, I could be the one in need. I realized how important this philosophy is when my sister became pregnant with twins. A few months into her pregnancy, the father abandoned her. It was a hectic time for my sister and our family. But shortly after she was out of the hospital, family friends and the community flooded into our life. Meals were delivered by people we didn’t even know. It was at that moment when I realized there is something more important than my small, selfish life – people. Ever since my freshman year in high school, I have been volunteering at homeless
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2012 for the course ECON-E 305 taught by Professor La during the Spring '12 term at IUPUI.

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