The danger of uncontained altruism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_R._Price
>After converting to Christianity and giving all his possessions to the poor, he committed suicide.

I see this as a shortcoming of Christianity; it is noble to treat others as well as yourself, but consistently elevating them above you leads to “suicide.” (Buddhism has the same problem’ because it leaves you open to exploitation.)

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Update (extra information):

I found a couple paragraphs that talk about why Price devonverted. He had married a Catholic and they fought over religion until they divorced, and at the same time he happened to be involved in the background of a lot of scientific discoveries. When he discovered the altruistic equation he became convinced God was sending him messages in a tinfoil hat sort of way. Consequently, he gradually gave up science to help the poor. Then when he was bankrupt God sent him a message to start a family, but he had already lost faith in his ability to reinvent himself, so he killed himself by stabbing himself in the back of the neck with a pair of scissors.

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/a-life-of-serial-self-invention

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