I’ve been thinking about this topic lately. The value of being selfless, its benefits and its backfiring effect if any. Selfless, some consider it arrogance while others call it stupidity. Religion has taught us to help others and expect nothing back. To help others “for Allah” and not to have personal benefits or a secret agenda. And culture has taught us to be kind to others generally. A selfish person doesn’t realize that he/she is selfish, similar to crazy people that don’t know they’re crazy. Sounding harsh, I know.
Can selfishness be consider a mental defect? Caused by the environment the selfish person is living in? Certainly no one is born selfish, or could they be? I know for a fact that being completely selfless CAN be a mental illness, which is kind of sad. Make no mistake, I am in no position to call myself selfless nor selfish. I have my moments in being both.
How do we deal with selfish people? Can we really change if we are selfish? and what do you think about someone who’s almost completely selfless?