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Grats Utah and Salt Lake City on volunteering.

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:24 pm
by TheDeamon
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 89471.html

Top ranked state and major city for volunteer participation rate.

Idaho claimed #2 for states.

Can't imagine why those states claimed the top two spots. :roll:

Re: Grats Utah and Salt Lake City on volunteering.

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:41 pm
by Ishpeck
I don't understand why volunteering is considered a virtuous thing in the first place. You're just choosing do to things. So what?

Re: Grats Utah and Salt Lake City on volunteering.

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:34 pm
by TheDeamon
Ishpeck wrote:I don't understand why volunteering is considered a virtuous thing in the first place. You're just choosing do to things. So what?
Well, that and as their stats showed, some of that volunteer work wasn't as selfless as it would initially seem. Seems parents with children at home are more prone to being involved in volunteer organizations(which can be explained by PTA's, booster groups, and other volunteer event groups which benefit their children quite directly)... Of course, the same thing generally applies to where people tend to donate to charity, either someone they know benefits from that charity, or they benefited from that charity in the past themselves.

Re: Grats Utah and Salt Lake City on volunteering.

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:38 am
by Ishpeck
TheDeamon wrote:Well, that and as their stats showed, some of that volunteer work wasn't as selfless as it would initially seem.
Nor do I understand why selflessness is considered inherently virtuous.