Hmmm… i would think you had over complicated moral relativism , because i clearly believe that we act and perform based on our own “initiative” and our own “judgement”, we don’t need to think what or how others perceive of our action, well … in technical term perhaps someone is looking for the SOP (standard operation procedure) … but in the end, it will be easier and simpler to act on our own conscience … :-)
In the case of coming to the aid of others , when someone’s house had been burn, being rob or being bullied , i clearly think that i am doing good deed and helping the people in need … i will of course feel good of doing something i clearly believe upon , whether the person thank me or not … there is no hiding from my own enthusiasm …, but do i really need to consult how the third part thought about me ? :-) that do sound weird :-)
as for the glory part… hey hey , why there shouldn’t be glory seeking in the good deeds we perform ? :-) Glory seeking is actually part of the effort to encourage people to perform the deeds we are endorsing , to become a standard bearer of what we could become … it is actually a counter act towards the “Fear Factor” imposed by evil doers what i meant was, evil doers and their empire introduce “Fear” to drive people into obeying and acknowledging their philosophy , goodie two shoes of course need to show people the fun and enthusiasm in “Glory Seeking” , making a life of fun while performing good deeds… Alright it is sort of like the Face faction in wrestling, the faces come out cheering, jumping and interacting with their fans to promote the value of their stable , to drive their fans to continuing cheering and rooting for them when they face the “heel” faction , which obtain the support from those who support their action … it is a way to promote one’s self assurance .
and in the case of Camelot or emperor charlemagne’s paladin , how else people will remember them or trying to act as them if they are not properly glorified ?
But in the end, i think we were talking about the “fun” part of being the White Knight right ? That was why i mention it was fun and not boring being a White Knight :-) Glory seeking or not, but the White Knights are never Bored :-)