How are seemingly insignificant and local forms of action able to exert influence far beyond their actual size and local effect?
Altruism is elevated to a virtue of the highest standing in Hizmet. The relationship of the individual to the others acting in the collectivity is encouraged and built in togetherness with others. This attitude implies different work ethics: gratuitousness, coordinated and effective services towards common goals, personal sacrifice in the interest of humanity, and working hard in the present for a happy future. Through interdependence and co-operation with all, and through the diffusion and proliferation of informational and educational institutions, Hizmet renders seemingly weak, insignificant and local forms of action potentially able to exert an enormous influence far beyond their actual size and local effect.
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