Poll: In your opinion which is the path to happiness:
Selfishness
Altruism
Both
None of them has a really big part in the pursue of happiness
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Selfishness vs Altruism
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06-09-2014, 09:48 AM
RE: Selfishness vs Altruism
I would say egoism, although one must also have a sense of duty, first and foremost to oneself, than to those they care about, their culture and their nation.

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06-09-2014, 04:26 PM
RE: Selfishness vs Altruism
(05-09-2014 07:00 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  How do we then account for instances such as and similar to, soldiers throwing sacrificing themselves for their comrades?

For some soldiers, belief in an afterlife could play an important part on that decision or at least make it easy.

To the true believer, an error done here brings an eternal punishment. A good deed here brings eternal reward.

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06-09-2014, 04:32 PM
RE: Selfishness vs Altruism
(06-09-2014 04:26 PM)ricardopedrosa Wrote:  
(05-09-2014 07:00 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  How do we then account for instances such as and similar to, soldiers throwing sacrificing themselves for their comrades?

For some soldiers, belief in an afterlife could play an important part on that decision or at least make it easy.

To the true believer, an error done here brings an eternal punishment. A good deed here brings eternal reward.

And what about the non-believer that takes that step?


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