Brotherly Forced Love

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National Volunteer Week is almost over, so put down those soup ladles and get ready for 51 weeks of unchecked self-absorption. The Bush administration has been promoting volunteerism since Thursday of last week—and what better way than by executive order?

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  1. I get quite a lot of personal satisfaction from the volunteer work that I do (I coach a girl’s soccer team). It’s fun. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t do it.

    No, scratch that, I’m a “Soldier in the army of compassion”. Ha ha.

  2. I once had to give up some volunteer work I was doing, for a job.

    The job didn’t work out.

    Lesson: self-interest often isn’t.

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