21 May 2012, 16:10
21 May 2012, 19:25
21 May 2012, 20:52
22 May 2012, 05:53
22 May 2012, 06:27
Does one have the right to be selfish?
Why does society act as though one were obligated to be unselfish?
It's not possible to force someone to care about others if he doesn't right? Isn't this an unrealistic expectation?
Besides, isn't it wrong to force someone to compromise or sacrifice his interests, life, freedom, resources, needs, etc. for the benefit of others?
What if he doesn't want to? Why should he force himself to do something he doesn't want to do? Especially if these "others" don't include his friends or family.
Isn't is self-destructive to be too selfless and only care about others but not about yourself? If so, why doesn't society consider that a bad thing too?
Key point: If everyone wants you to do something that you don't, should you give in, or should you listen to yourself and be selfish?
Is one obligated to do something one doesn't want to do, just because everyone else says so?