Writing this post I'm not thinking of anyone specific, just people in general. I've met so many people in my thirty eight years who are so damn selfish. They claim to be selfless and love to help others. But, when it really comes down to it.. It really is only about them!
We try to teach our children to be nice, respectful, share and to help others. We aren't talking about donating our body parts that we are still using. We all expect young children to scream MINE most of the time. But, what we tend to overlook is, adults do the same thing. They say it by not saying anything. Does that make sense?
I read this article that made some really good points on why people are selfish.
The one that really stuck out for me is that the selfish person acts this way because they feel inferior.
When a person feels good about themselves they have empathy towards others.
So does that mean, if a person is selfish and greedy that they don't feel good about themselves and they want to keep it all for himself? And, when someone feels good about their life and themselves as a person they are more likely to help and or share with others? For me personally it makes me feel good to help or share with someone. I've never really thought about how I feel about myself or my life before I share with someone. HMM.
Another point it brought up was birth order. I will include the link to the article I read at the end of this post.
I am not a selfish person at all. There sure are times when I should be. Maybe it's cause of my birth order. HAHA.
Anyway, here is the link to the article that I read.
Thanks for reading
"Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race." (William E. Gladstone)
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?” (Brian Tracy)