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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Origins

Check out the quote I found here online: "The term altruism was coined by the 19th century sociologist Auguste Comte and is derived from the Latin “alteri” or "the others”. It describes an unselfish attention to the needs of others."

Finally, I know what my last name means. I did have an Italian waiter once tell me it meant "this or that." I like the above better, since I can tie it to altruism.

4 comments:

BellaKarma said...

Very Cool! The name fits! :)

Moriah said...

I was reading too quickly, and for a second I thought you typed autism. I hang out with too many kids with special needs I guess! That wouldn't fit, but alturism does.

Joie said...

That sure beats being a leg of a currently unknown something......
That's be me....

D.T. said...

I like "this and that" better because it doesnt quite label you...you know? It's more like a suggestion. But hey, it's your name, not mine, so I think you should take it whatever way you wanna take it. It's better than Tellez which means "son of"...