You'd be surprised how many good pictures come up when you google "selfish."
My last blog led me to contemplate (again) my ongoing malady of selfishness. That led me to a realization that maybe I could use this blog as a way to explore means of becoming less selfish. Then I realized that might mean I would have to change something about my life and thought better of it.
I don't want to change.
Edit that...I want to change, but it usually includes ways I can spend more time or money on the things that I want to do.
"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes...we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions -- especially selfish ones." Alexander Solzhenitsyn (author) (Who knew Russians were so smart (no offence to any of my Russian readers.))
I guess that sort of suggests that, not only am I selfish, but my reason for contemplating my own selfishness is actually selfish as well.
Yeah. I would feel better about myself if I wasn't so selfish. Then I could look in the mirror and say, "You son-of-a-gun! Look at you all unselfish and giving. You are one good....great guy!"
“Selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love." James Allan (statesman)
Ah, but it is love which creates selfishness in the first place. I'm full of it (love, that is). It's just mostly focused on me. (Besides, I don't even like people. They get in the way of my "me" time.)
Perhaps I should just drop this idea of becoming less selfish. I took an online quiz that said I was only 46% selfish.
(Look at me, all 54% unselfish and giving and stuff!)