We are all basically selfish.

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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....
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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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Postby ArnauEstanyol » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:57 am

Yes. We are selfish in essence. I think that the basis of our civilization is sustained by two main columns: selfishness and sex.

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Re: We are all basically selfish.

Postby Elisa » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:49 pm

Yes, I think we are basically selfish but the question is :" how much selfish are you"?

There are people totally selfish and other reasonably selfish.

I think to be a reasonably one.

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Re: We are all basically selfish.

Postby hilaryprk » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:21 pm

Human beings are naturally animals, selfish is a human concept. So the technical answer to your question is yes we are naturally selfish.
But,its really about the survival instinct, all animals are selfish when it comes to survival, procreation and nurture are close to it in dominance of instinct though, that's why most humans and animals protect their young fiercely and why we are all driven to have sex frequently.

So, I believe the hardest thing for humans to overcome is pride and selfishness.


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