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If its self seeking, its not truly love.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. –1 Corinthians 13:4-7
reply to post by Jinglelord
But ultimately aren't your best interests served by raising those around you and humanity as a whole?
Originally posted by Vandettas
Everybody is trying to get all specific and technical. I find that funny but look at the original post. Its not about your religion, your age, the circumstance etc. Its what you want to do to make yourself look good.
Let me entertain a thought: everything that you will ever do, you do for yourself. Now, it may seem like I'm saying we are inherently selfish here, and I am. BUT, this is not necessarily bad. Lets look at some examples: Helping an elderly lady with her groceries: You feel good and are considered a good person. It also helps them, but it is motivated by the feeling it gives you. Taking more food than someone else: You are hungry, and need to preserve yourself. It may harm another, but you ultimately need to eat. If you choose not to, why? Because you feel and are a hero or noble. Feel free to try and find an example where there is no selfishness in it, and I will, as I hope will others, try to point out that it is It is just a fun exercise, to get you thinking from more than one angle, so please, dont get all huffed up over it
Originally posted by MidnightSunshine
So yes, one's best intrests are served, but not by intention. It's just a fortunate outcome, or perk.edit on 14-4-2011 by MidnightSunshine because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by strato
It's just a matter of interpretation.