Concepts of Egoism & Altruism are important Buddhism's part.
i had insights, i think, i'll write in this article of what makes sense for me, about my opinions.
if/when neccessary, however - i'll correct this article later.
Egoists are people who think mostly of their own benefit, who do not care about others.
On a Buddhist Way, it's important to defeat one's own ego, to see oneself as connected with other beings, as a part of larger whole - to become an Altruist.
Altruists are beings who think of others, not only of themselves.
Being an Altruist is not the same thing as being a good person, there are those who think of others to cause harm - as well as those who combine Altruism with the Beyond-Personal Good.
A Buddhism's Way.
While there's separation between ideas of the Altruism & Good, both are important on Buddhism's Way.
Buddha teaches Compassion - both for oneself & for others, teaches Altruism & Beyond-Personal Good.
It's best to help as many beings as possible, not only oneself, or just one's family.
Beyond-Personal Good is the Good that reaches other beings, both helping, supporting, and inspiring as well, i think.
Loving Eyes Mantra.
My silver signet ring with Loving Eyes Mantra engraved,
... helps to develop Compassion, Altruism & Beyond-Personal Good.
When i look at Loving Eyes Mantra, it reminds me of how i should be.
1. May all beings have happines and causes of happiness (Love),
2. May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering (Compassion),
3. May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering (Sympathetic joy),
4. May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion (Equanimity).
OM MANI PEME HUNG
DRUKPA KUNLEY BUDDHA
Namaste, blessed be.