Telling someone about your own good deeds

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Telling someone about your own good deeds

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Is it good to tell someone about your own good deeds? Is this better to avoid as a rule?

The idea is that you might be an inspiration to someone or that they'll fill better about the world.

However, it seems like this could lead to inflated ego AND/OR doing the good deeds for notoriety and praise?

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EDIT: maybe this belongs in "Engaged Buddhism" or "Ethical Conduct" subforums, sorry.
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Generally better to avoid it, IMO, for the reasons you give.
If you want to inspire someone to good deeds, you can usually point to a person other than yourself who is a good role model.

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Kim O'Hara wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:05 am Generally better to avoid it, IMO, for the reasons you give.
If you want to inspire someone to good deeds, you can usually point to a person other than yourself who is a good role model.

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Also, to quote a teacher quoting a teacher, if you're a good chef you don't need to tell people, they'll know when they eat your food.
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Hazel wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:41 am
Kim O'Hara wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:05 am Generally better to avoid it, IMO, for the reasons you give.
If you want to inspire someone to good deeds, you can usually point to a person other than yourself who is a good role model.

:namaste:
Kim
Also, to quote a teacher quoting a teacher, if you're a good chef you don't need to tell people, they'll know when they eat your food.
:thumbsup: '

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