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    What makes people selfish?

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    What makes people selfish?

    Post  Violet on Wed May 05, 2010 12:56 am

    And is what is selfish to one, selfish to another?

    Is classing someone as selfish a statement of fact, or are we simply passing judgement on them?

    Is being self centred or self obsessed selfish?


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    Re: What makes people selfish?

    Post  Violet on Wed May 05, 2010 12:58 am

    Or is it just human nature to look after one's own interests and needs first and foremost?


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    Re: What makes people selfish?

    Post  innerlight on Wed May 05, 2010 1:03 am

    Violet wrote:Is classing someone as selfish a statement of fact, or are we simply passing judgement on them?

    It would be us placing judgement and labels upon them. When a person acts in a nature that is only concerned with themselves they are acting out in fear. Usually a fear of losing something, someone. Etc.

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    Re: What makes people selfish?

    Post  Sacred-Star on Wed May 05, 2010 2:00 am

    And is what is selfish to one, selfish to another?

    No it will never be because we each have different experiences and lives.

    Is classing someone as selfish a statement of fact, or are we simply passing judgement on them?

    It can be either or both depending on the person. We all pass judgements and sometimes without realising it.

    Is being self centred or self obsessed selfish?

    To me yes it is but to others there might be a reason why it is not selfish; maybe they've become self-centered or self-obsessed because of what they've had to go through in their life. Maybe they were forced to become so from their upbringing or because of a partner or because of where they work or live.

    Or is it just human nature to look after one's own interests and needs
    first and foremost?

    It can be said that this is human nature but again we have to look at a persons life and experiences before we come to a decision. Some people have had to fight their way through life where others have had it pretty easy. Some people can open their heart and lives to others where as others find it diffcult to open up and trust people.

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    Re: What makes people selfish?

    Post  Violet on Wed May 05, 2010 2:37 am

    It can be said that this is human nature but again we have to look at a persons life and experiences before we come to a decision. Some people have had to fight their way through life where others have had it pretty easy. Some people can open their heart and lives to others where as others find it diffcult to open up and trust people.



    Hi Sacred-Star, I find it amazing that very often it is the people who have the least who give the most, not just materially, in every way.


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    Re: What makes people selfish?

    Post  Akyana on Wed May 05, 2010 3:10 am

    Violet wrote:And is what is selfish to one, selfish to another?

    Is classing someone as selfish a statement of fact, or are we simply passing judgement on them?

    Is being self centred or self obsessed selfish?

    IMO selfish make people false belief in illusionary self being real.
    To protect it and make it feel real and valued..we are selfish.


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