Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change (Anarchy)

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Tue, 31 Dec 1996 12:00:35 -0700

> From:

> > Don't underestimate self-interest as a source of many laws and
> > morality. Most people have an unsuppresed empathy for others,
> > therefore they can relate to the pain that they would inflict on
> > others if they were to rob, rape, or kill other humans beings. Since
> > most people do not want to be robbed, raped, killed, or feel pain,
> > they agree on laws to make such behavior illegal.

> Correct, /but/ for some people, self-interest is taken further, to the point
> where one individual cares only about what s/he achieves, and not about the
> people who are hurt during this achievement. This is, IMO, the stumbling
> block of Anarchy.

That is not self-interest. That is selfish-interest. The two are not the same.