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    Most activists I know seem to be NT's, while charity work seems NF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    A sense of satisfaction out of doing something for others, feeling as though there is greater meaning than money and profit in what I'm doing, learning new perspectives and having new experiences. Plus of course the warm fuzzies that go along with helping others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Could you give an example? But if not, no problem.
    If there is an equal or greater "return" on the problem/cause as the amount of resources/ time invested. It also has to make sense from a larger perspective. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is never an acceptable answer to me in terms of causes. I guess it would have to have some personal meaning involved for me to get involved with a charity/ cause that was not or could not be made effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    If there is an equal or greater "return" on the problem/cause as the amount of resources/ time invested. It also has to make sense from a larger perspective. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is never an acceptable answer to me in terms of causes. I guess it would have to have some personal meaning involved for me to get involved with a charity/ cause that was not or could not be made effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwar View Post
    Most activists I know seem to be NT's, while charity work seems NF.
    Huh. All the activists I personally know are NF. I always think the picketing and blocking traffic and "raising awareness" do more to irritate people than change things. I like actual charity work, because it's not political in nature. It's just helping others, pure and simple. Immediate benefit, and you're doing it, rather than talking about it.
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    It can be a result from having formed a coherent and ordered moral compass, in which service to others holds weight as being good, and therefore should be done. In my experience, it is not fun, and I rarely get warm feelings of fulfillment, etc. It's more like a discipline-you know it's something right to do, and in order to live out a system of beliefs, it must be done to achieve higher ends.
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    I'm not sure whether this counts as charity work, but I worked voluntarily at a cat shelter for a year.

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    ^ Yes, it counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    Huh. All the activists I personally know are NF. I always think the picketing and blocking traffic and "raising awareness" do more to irritate people than change things. I like actual charity work, because it's not political in nature. It's just helping others, pure and simple. Immediate benefit, and you're doing it, rather than talking about it.
    I was talking about activism in a sense of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, or say, the big rallies in the 30's and 60's that won changes in labor and civil rights. Although admittedly my definition is arbitrary since activism comes in many forms including say, the solidarity movements in South America during the 1980's that was largely church groups from the Midwest.

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    I'd find life to be pretty pointless without helping people or working for their well-being being a large part of my life.

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