Re: virus: (un)selfishness

Tony Hindle (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:13:18 +0100

I wrote

>> I can see the truth in "ultimately all motivation is selfish"..

Robin asked
>Well, maybe you can explain it to me then, because seems to
>me it's literally meaningless.

Consider all the acts you ever do. Classify into "selfish" and
"not selfish".
Now ask yourself why you do "not-selfish" acts. Classify into
"selfish" and "not selfish" reasons.
Now ask yourself about the motives behind those reasons,
"selfish" and "not selfish".
What about the underlying motives? and so on.
Actually this might work better for a cynic if you ask the
questions about another.
This introspective line of thought allowed me to "see the truth
in the phrase
>ultimately all motivation is selfish"

Fuck I cant believe Ive got myself dragged into this. Remember I
see it is a useless train of thought and conclusion as well.
At the end of the day its a choice, you have to choose for
yourself, ultimately is everyone good or bad?

Climbing down off soapbox. (I have seen this expression a lot
recently, shouldnt it have an abreviation? Cdos, Ah now I know what my
machine does when its not switched on)

Tony Hindle.
She selfishly sold sea shells on the sea shaw.