Wednesday, June 11, 2008

selfish


1: concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one's own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others
2: arising from concern with one's own welfare or advantage in disregard of others
— self·ish·ly adverb
— self·ish·ness noun

now that I have read the definition I am unsure if I can write what I was thinking.

i don't know anyone who fits these definitions even half the time.

this seems to be a definition of an extreme...and i don't think reality exists in extremes.

so none of the examples i was thinking of fit--under this definition.

4 comments:

sonya said...

Yeah, selfish is a word thats way over used, in my opinion. Working toward your own happiness etc, is in no way selfish. In fact, its quite helpful to everyone around us: when we feel good its easier for the people around us to feel good, its easier for us to be genuinely helpful. This is a fairly recent realization for me; that being happy and loving is the best thing I can do not only for myself, but for everyone I care about.

Randi said...

I agree with everything Sonya said

JustMe said...

thank you both for your concurring opinions...

sonya said...

Hi Randi!