Doing What is Best for Others

Cleaning up more of Dramatica's original terminology

Look up the definition of Altruism on Google and you get:

“principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.”

Dramatica’s definition of Altruism is:

“doing or being based on what is best for others.”

Not quite the same thing.

In Subtxt, we fix this by replacing Altruism with Altruism.

Altruism in Subtxt

The reason for this change becomes readily apparent when you look at a film like The Matrix:

The Premise of The Matrix

While "looking out for the greater good" could conceivably be read into the term "Altruism," replacing it with Altruism cuts right to the point and avoids any confusion over possible moral dilemmas. Key Elements should not be something that needs to be interpreted by the writer. If they can be made clearer, we should make them clearer.

Key Elements of THe Matrix

If you have a story in Subtxt that somehow features Altruism, we automatically made the switch for you overnight.

All in the name of doing what is best for others. 😊

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