Rabbi Steinmetz on Being Selfless

Rabbi Steinmetz asks the question why do people take on thankless and selfless tasks, like the firemen who risked their lives on 9/11 at the World trade Center?

The idea that evolution relies on survival of the fittest goes against the idea of sacrificing oneself for others but religion has an answer for this. The Rabbi talks about Maimonides’ concept of a person who serves out of love. A person who serves out of love does what is right because it is right.

Do you have any thoughts on the matter? Who do you sacrifice for, for love?