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... someone from becoming a victim, providing help during a situation, or even counseling other victims who experienced trauma. Also, through these experiences the individual’s sense of awareness is typically raised significantly (Cooper, Cripps, & Reisman, 2013). This then leads to the individual gaining a sense of responsibility and understanding that the community needs their help. Another benefit of helping others is that it can bring many rewards besides the emotional and influential ones mentioned above. For those who act altruistically due to egotistic motivations, the effect is that the individual is then portrayed as a hero. It gives them a sense of pride as well as recognition from society. Also, giving help to others allows the individual to morally feel virtuous. It allows them to feel as if they have done a good deed and helped make an impact in the world.
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