posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 11:16 AM
originally posted by: Korg Trinity
i would also like to address the comment about wanting to live long as being selfish?? how can this be selfish?? it's not like I am taking anything
away from anyone else to live long.
Most people attach a negative emotional response to the word 'selfish'.
I prefer Ayn Rands 'rational self-interest'.
The fact is, *everyone* is selfish, always, whether they know it or not, and that is the way it should always be - selfishness is the only truly
rational way for anyone to lead their lives.
The question is, what motivates you?
If helping others gives you pleasure, then when you engage in acts of helping others, you are engaging in acts of *selfishness*, they just happen to
benefit others as well as yourself.
What is evil is the concept that someone else owes you something.
If you do not take care of yourself, first and foremost, then who will? And if you don't take care of yourself, who will care for your family?
What most people actually mean when they say 'selfish', is 'irrational greed'.