We are all basically selfish.

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Postby Bambang » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:10 pm

nightwish wrote:...so all i wanna say that, it all depends on us to be selfish or not :!:


Then choose not to be selfish my dear friend.
I hope and believe you will, won't you?

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Postby nightwish » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:12 pm

I'm not selfish dear! and thats for sure!

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Postby Bambang » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:26 am

Dear nightwish

I believe you are not.

Keep your unselfishness dear.

Psycologically speaking, it's not good for our mental health to be selfish.

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Postby TearHere » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:33 am

Yes, we are basically selfish. It's human nature. I won't claim that i'm not "selfish" because I become one at times. To me, it's my relationships with people that makes me control my selfishness. It's one of the few things I really appreciate- how love can actually overcome selfishness.

I mean, okay one can be selfish, but to be the "recipient" of the selfishness of other people is just mean. So in as much as I don't want people to be selfish to me, I also refrain from being selfish. :wink:

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Postby Bambang » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:46 am

TearHere wrote:Yes, we are basically selfish. It's human nature.:wink:


Supernaturally speaking, you are selfish my dear.

So, all you have to do is to tear up any selfishness in your deepest heart.

Supernaturally speaking, you can do it honey.
You can.
Just do it, then you'll see the result.

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YUppy..Selfish

Postby baobao » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:19 pm

TalkingPoint wrote:We are all basically selfish.

selfish (adjective) = thinking mainly about one’s own personal pleasure or profit without thinking about other people

Yes,indeed.Our basic instinct is absolutely selfish.According to what roman proverb by plautus in which then used by Thomas Hobbes:"Homo Homini Lupus"(Man is a wolf to man).Most of people must own desire to have more of personal pleasure or profit in order to satisfy their ego.For example,War was happened because the selfish ego that want to have more and more.Note:Not everypeople Selfish..

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Re: YUppy..Selfish

Postby Bambang » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:11 pm

baobao wrote:...Homo Homini Lupus"(Man is a wolf to man).


Disagree :!:

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With respectfully

Postby baobao » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:27 am

Bambang i,m not claiming that everypeople are homo homini lupus.But our basical instinct is selfish isn't it?For example,corruption is one of example.Corruption is on behalf our self-interest,but the impact of it harm people or institution whom being corrupt.Our basical instinct is homo homini lupus which it can be change.If there are not(type homo homini lupus), is this world is so perfect by ignoring the fact type of homo homini lupus is exist.I'm sorry if i'm wrong,but it is my point of view.Thank you

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Look at babies.

Postby Bambang » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:11 am

Dear Baobao,

All people are basically nice. Look at babies when they were just born. Cute huh :!:

Environment makes people become wolves.

Sorry my dear, your favorite philosophers were wrong.

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Postby baobao » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:54 pm

yes..first of all,i agree to say that babies is innocent and cute but unfortunately the proverbs point to man not babies.Second that environment is created by people too,so i think is so hypocrite to blame environment.That i believe basically we are selfish which can be change.And this proverbs appropriate to this topic that people basically is selfish.And one more to judge that proverbs right or wrong is not wise.You have no right to say the philosophers wrong.If all people agree with you that it's wrong it will be completely remove from proverbs list.People have their own point of view,i respect everypeople point of view.I won't say it wrong because,i'm not so superior smart to judge it wrong.Thank You

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Be a man

Postby Bambang » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:00 pm

baobao wrote:Yes..first of all, I agree to say that babies is innocent and cute but unfortunately the proverbs point to man not babies.


My dear, the baby is man. They are not animals.
The philosophers pointed at all men. "Men" here means men, women, boys, girls, included babies.

Baobao wrote:Second that environment is created by people too, so I think is so hypocrite to blame environment.


The question is :
are you a product of an environment or a heredity.

Baobao wrote:That I believe basically we are selfish which can be change.


We're basically nice and innocent. Just keep it. Don't change it. Don't be a wolf. I don't wanna be a wolf. Your philosophers might have wanted to.

Baobao wrote:People have their own point of view, I respect everypeople point of view.


You got it. You got it, my dear. Everybody has their own point of view, included you and me. So, in my opinion your philosophers were wrong. That's my opinion, and you should respect it.

Baobao wrote:I won't say it wrong because, I'm not so superior smart to judge it wrong.Thank You


Are you suffering from a mental disorder called inferiority complex?
C'mon, wake up :!:
Be confident :!:
Criticize everything you consider wrong :!:
Don't be a buffalo :!:

You should have known that some philosophers are not better than you. In some ways, you might be better that your admired philosophers. Don't you know that some philosophers committed suicide. They were hopeless. Do you want to copy or follow them?

Are they better?

Don't commit suicide my dear :!:

This life is so beautiful to enjoy.
There a lot of beautiful things in this world.
There are a lot of things to enjoy rather than committing suicide.

Be a man instead of a copycat.

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Respectfully

Postby baobao » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:40 am

You mean be yourself...Ohh..I got your idea..About right or wrong..I want to ask you something.I have read a book that said a debate can't judge it right or wrong,because there are always pro and contra right.Then when you say that homo homini lupus wrong isn't that you judge..haha...suicide..quite funny..By the way what is inferiority complex?You are an indonesian right?how old are you?Because me too i'm from jakarta too..nice to meet you my friend^^

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Postby Moody » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:31 am

By nature we humans are all animals and selfish, but by nurture we can be different and WE ARE!! Our environmental factors influence the behavior and traits of our life.

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Postby iamvitaly » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:57 pm

I think that it's true! It's rule of ourtimes. We can't live without this strain. But degree of this is different for others...

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Re: Respectfully

Postby Bambang » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:37 am

baobao wrote:I have read a book that said a debate can't judge it right or wrong,because there are always pro and contra right.


Nothing's wrong with debate. The most important thing is how we react to a debate properly. A debate can sharpen our understanding about something.


Nice to meet you too my fellow Indonesian.

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Postby himizi » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:05 am

I can't agree with you.

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Postby hedwig14 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:24 am

i believe we are. Now, those people who'd react hard on this, ponder: For once in your life, didn't you think of saving your own neck before others.
It's human nature. We people tend to think of ourselves first before we try to do something good to others.
But human as we are, there are still those times we we become selfless and think of others. I hope there are still people who are like that. I can't guarantee myself all te time. ^__^

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Postby Alfabeto » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:20 pm

When people say that "we're all basically selfish" they are equivocating, or confusing, different meanings of the word "selfish". Of course we are all concerned with our own survival, but man is a very weak animal on his/her own. We all depend on other people. So there is a clear social dimension to all of us. We would not exist as individuals, as persons, without a group or a society. And social life requires that we look after the interests of other people too and not just ourselves. So we're basically unselfish too. If you treated other people like ~ all the time, they would treat you badly too, and eventually you would die in total isolation.

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Re: We are all basically selfish.

Postby keenlearner » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:31 am

Hi there,

I think it is true but we should find a balabce between ourselves and others. indeed, I am trying to be good with others and deal with them as the same way that I eccept them to do in return...We are really selfish but we can overcome it....
:lol:

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Re: We are all basically selfish.

Postby herione » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:42 pm



becuase we just thinking about our self and after the other



so we are selfish

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Re: We are all basically selfish.

Postby sweethuman » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:20 am

I agree with you


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