There are many times people can look to things they have experienced or witnessed to promote the idea that this world is "every man for himself." The idea of a self-made man has strong roots that go back the very beginning of America's colonization. However, citizens have proven repeatedly that in times of need, even self-driven individuals have been able to be selfless.
Albert Cyprys understands the importance of personal success. To be successful, he fully believes people need to be self-motivated, hard-working, and push themselves with a determined fervor that no outside person can deter. Albert Cyprys believes with hard work, anyone can bring success into their lives.
Yet, Albert Cyprys isn't without a compassionate side. Even though determination and motivation can pull people out of any slump, people still need help when they are struggling. Helping people in their most desperate time of need led Albert Cyprys to perform volunteer work.
Living in New York, there are many people who "hit rock bottom" and need help. The city is a place where people of all ages and ethnicities fight to gain success in a number of industries. It is also a city of poverty. Albert Cyprys spent multiple years volunteering for soup kitchens and senior centers.
Soup kitchens are a god-send for people who are hungry and can't afford to feed themselves every day. By volunteering for New York soup kitchens, Albert Cyprys demonstrates his willingness to reach out and help people he doesn't know. It also means giving a face to the poorest of the poor in New York.