Research suggests altruism doesn’t really exist. These concepts therefore support the idea of selfish, selfless, synergy or the practice of paneugenesis so everyone and everything benefits.
To me this basic YouTube video does a nice job of summarizing these ideas. If you are interested in learning more at a higher level, I recommend you read,
SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed, By Martin A. Nowak with Roger Highfield ©2011
Until then, you may enjoy this video. Make it a Great 2014! : )