Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Johnny Walker, Apr 25, 2008.
this does not work in my favor.
No, you're just prideful instead.
that's a pretty selfish thing to say for such a non selfish person
Usually when you think it's the entire world that's a particular way, it's usually you who in-fact has a problem.
If the world is bad, that isn't a justification to become bad yourself.Its bad influence from this world that's for sure, and standing on top of it can be a hard thing. But in reality the world needs more good people rather then bad people. So keep being a good person.
The details are overwhelming. Care to elaborate on this? What makes you think the world is selfish? How are you selfless?
I'm pretty sure you just broke the word "selfish" with that incredible misusage.
Yep, it's broken. Look what you did there
But I'll hold my doubts until I get more info... more info, more info?
Yeah, and his problem is that he's prideful. He's better than the whole world, and nobody notices, much less shows an interest in giving him what he clearly deserves.
narcissism. I make an art of it.
i often feel that the majority of other people are self-serving, selfish, and inconsiderate. however, just because i feel most are like that, does not mean i let it get to me, it is what it is and i have no control over other people's action, only my own. furthermore, can i blame them for looking out for their own interests first? no, because i do the same. in reality, i'm not all that different, i just do my best not to hurt or take advantage of others in the process.
i forget the title of the book, but it has to do with game theory (tit for tat computer simulations) and it showed that it was in your best interests to be "nice" (start off with a give gesture) and "forgiving" (continue the give gesture after the other person made a take gesture). mind you, this is purely computer simulated, no morality involved. therefore, it is in my own self-serving and selfish interests to be "nice" and "forgiving".
that is the difference between stupid and intelligent selfishness.