Selfishness


There are many different moments in life which bring new understanding to life are common in people's lives. The one that influenced me actually took place very recently. My Individual & Society instructor from last term, professor Colaiaco, discussed the human psyche in one of our classes and the discussion then led to the idea that everything that people do, they do for themselves.
We discussed how absolutely any action that a person takes could be traced back as being for their own good. Although that may seem evident in cases like business where people obviously do everything to earn money for themselves to live a better life. This I have always known, but the fact that the things ...

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these actions. I mean absolutely everyone seeks happiness and satisfaction in everything they do and therefore it is just human nature to act this way. is a term that can be used to describe people who do things only for themselves and do things solely for their own satisfaction unlike others who do it in part for their own satisfaction but also to actually assist that other person.
This new notion that I've learned took me a while to get used to since for some strange reason anything that people did for me after that I did not really appreciate since I though of every action as being selfish. After some time coping with this idea I came to realize that this is inside all of us including me and so therefore I began to pay attention to it less and less. I do, however, still think about it quite often and wonder how interesting it is that the whole civilization works even though everyone, deep down inside, only cares for ...

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Added: 1/13/2004 11:46:37 PM
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