While Christmas, and most of the holiday season for that matter has passed us already, I wanted to touch upon a subject which I think is important. What’s the subject, you say? The answer to that question, is altruism. For many, the holiday season is about giving, but are we really giving to people in need when we gift someone an Xbox one or a new pair of pants? In certain situations it could be argued that these are necessities, but more often than not, we are giving gifts to people who don’t need them. Let me just quickly say, that I don’t want anyone to think that I’m against giving presents to people, and that by giving a gift to someone you care about is inherently bad. Bear with me for a minute, and hopefully this will all make sense to you by the end of the article.