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Cultural Quote #423: A True Saint (Robert Greene)

Well, if you’re a true saint, if you’re Mahatma Ghandi or Mother Theresa, you don’t have to broadcast it. Part of being a saint is you don’t have an ego. You don’t feel the need to go on social media and proclaim to the world, “Look at all the great things I’m doing.”

The best forms of charity, of altruism, is when the other person doesn’t even know you’re doing it. You’re hiding yourself, so they don’t feel beholden to you. You’re not lording over them your act of charity.

So a true saint doesn’t need to promote him or herself, and the fact that you have to promote this is a sign of something a little bit dubious.

Robert Greene

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An intellectually curious millennial passionate about seeing people make healthy, informed choices about the moral direction of their lives. When I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy hiking, web-making, learning foreign languages, and watching live sports. Alumnus of Georgetown University (B.S.) and The Ohio State University (M.A.).

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