read about this site and my work or check what I'm doing now

#egocentric #altruism ✱ Oscar Wilde

selfishness is to make claims upon others

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live, always aims at creating around it an absolute uniformity of type. And unselfishness is letting other people’s lives alone, not interfering with them. It recognises infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it … It is not selfish to think for oneself. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. For the egotist is he who makes claims upon others, and the Individualist will not desire to do that. It will not give him pleasure.

linked mentions for "selfishness is to make claims upon others":

  1. selfishness and altruism
    from The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891), Oscar Wilde: exaggerated altruistic virtues original virtue through disobedience selfishness is to
  2. virtue of selfishness
    Concept of Egoism, 1964, Ayn Rand and the writer (and lover) Nathaniel Branden … Objectivist philosophy themes include the identification and
  3. exaggerated altruistic virtues
    Altruistic impulses of charity, benevolence, and the like are admirable, though misdirected intentions — degrade and demoralise … It is much more