Personal Life Essay

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What would the world come to if people did not strive to help themselves? Would more be accomplished or nothing at all? When is helping oneself self-interest, and when is it rude and selfish? How far does one have to go to not be selfish? In order to be not selfish, must a person spent all their time giving to others? Is in a way giving to others even show selfishness? If that is true is it possible to end selfishness? These questions do not have straight answers, and probably never will. Yet, to understand the importance of self-interest it is important to understand my opinion of the answers to these questions.

Self-interest is when people strive to help their condition, or themselves without implicating harm on others. It causes
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This is because it is one's interest that they feel good about themselves. Doing anything is an act of self-interest. Eating, showering, sleeping, are all acts of self-interest. They are very important and vital to life. This shows that if self-interest were to completely end, not only would it be bad for the economy of the country, but also the entire human race would die.

I think it is natural for people to think of themselves first. If you put someone in a situation where they would lose their life to save somebody their friends, I do not feel that they would be willing to do that. This is for many reasons, a major one being that although they might love their friend they still will think of themselves first. In away that is not by definition just self-interest, it is bland selfishness too. That does not make it necessarily wrong. I think that it would be selfish because a person is getting hurt, actually killed. If selfishness is when one benefits themselves at the risk of others then that is a prime example of selfishness.

Without self-interest people would hurt other people by the economy going down. If people do not make money they will not have money to spend. If every person quit their job, there would not be enough products being created. The work force as a whole is something that is not seen as important as it is. If one small aspect were eliminated from it the whole country would be thrown off. For example a job most