Self-interest is when people strive to help their condition, or themselves without implicating harm on others. It causes …show more content…
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