People Call Us Selfish to Guilt Us into Doing Things

So far we’ve discussed the meaning of “selfish” and the misconceptions surrounding it. Now let’s talk about how it can negatively impact our happiness and overall wellbeing. Sometimes people guilt us into doing things we don’t want to do by calling us selfish. An example I gave in the previous post outlined parents guilting their … Continue reading People Call Us Selfish to Guilt Us into Doing Things

Selfish: Errbody’s Selfish

In a previous post we broke down the definition of selfish and how it is ridiculously misguided. Typically, when people discuss selfishness it is considered to be a negative trait of a particular person. This is untrue. Humans are made to survive. We evolve. With that we need to do things in order to survive … Continue reading Selfish: Errbody’s Selfish

Selfish: Common Misconceptions Explained with Real Life Examples

Understanding the concept of selfishness, and how it is misunderstood, will help us correctly define the world around us and can help us defend ourselves when we are being wrongfully guilted into doing something we do not want to do. Example 1: Consider a driver who decides to holds everyone else up to let someone … Continue reading Selfish: Common Misconceptions Explained with Real Life Examples

Selfish: We Have It All Wrong

To be selfish or “selfishness” is a natural trait that all humans share. It is the same having hunger, thirst, emotions, etc. Things that are commonly misunderstood to be selfishness or used as synonyms for the word selfish such as unkindness, egotism, introversion, or self-obsession are individual traits and it is important for us to … Continue reading Selfish: We Have It All Wrong

Selfishness: Dissecting the Current Misguided Definition

The dictionary definition of the word “selfish” is completely incorrect. Let’s just dive right on in, shall we? 1. Not sure if this should be an adjective or not. On one hand it is an adjective, as it describes a trait of the human race. On the other hand, it is a noun because it … Continue reading Selfishness: Dissecting the Current Misguided Definition

Redefining Selfishness

First, let me say that coming up with a new definition for a concept that is incorrectly used across an entire society is much more difficult than one may think. Second, let me tell you, the reason for this series is to outline that we (human kind) are using the term selfish incorrectly. While this … Continue reading Redefining Selfishness