The Truth about Us All

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From Bite Sized Happiness

“We should all walk around with a sign posted on our foreheads that reads:

“Please don’t take anything I say or do personally.

I’m as self-oriented as you are.

Everything I say and do is consciously or unconsciously aimed at pleasing me, even when it seems like I’m trying to please you.”

Refreshing.

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My two cents: My daughter believes altruism does not exist in humans.

We always have our selfish motives.

For me, loving kindness exists to alleviate the suffering of others.

I do agree humans are not very altruistic as a whole.

Any thoughts?

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on July 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    If viewed from a particular lens, all living species are selfish and opportunistic. I agree with your daughter but with the added caveat that humans have the capacity to moderate selfish motives and expand their fundamental drives to be mindfully inclusive.

  2. It was amusing, I said look how I volunteer. Then I said look what I do for you and your kids.

    She said these are my offspring so I have a need to continue my offspring

    Food for thought

  3. Posted by Anonymous on July 6, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    rare maybe, but I believe it does exist……or Altruism and selfishness could be the 2 sides of the same thing at this level of beingness?

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