NOTE: Not for those few who live in a fairy land and certainly not for those who are easily offended.
Selfishness is an attribute that is common to all of us. If we don't agree, we are simply deceiving ourselves. Every living soul is selfish. The perspective of people with regards to the word differs and yet I stay with my viewpoint- 'Every living soul is Selfish'.
My writing a post on selfishness reveals a certain degree of selfishness. I write this particular post with a belief that a few people read and notice it; and out of the few, maybe a very few even appreciate it. There lies my selfishness. Crazy me. Why are we humans dominating this world? Humans are the viruses who love multiplying and if possible, take control of everything that is considered matter. There lies the selfishness of humans as a whole. We are ready to shift places to study, to work and to move on in life. There, again, lies our selfishness. We are ever ready to score the best grades possible leaving no chance whatsoever for the not-so-intelligent lot. No, that is not selfishness. That's how differentiation works. Most of us, in short, are pretenders who pretend that we aren't selfish.
The first argument you'll chuck at me is- 'What about all the social workers and the Mother Terasas out there!' Tricky one. Well, they are/were fed up with the happenings around them. Chances are that they sat for a while and analyzed the world as it exists and devoted their lives for the better being of lesser fortunate people. They felt they would make a difference. A sense of selfishness still exist in that that they wanted to feel better and some wanted to set an example for the posterity to follow. "I (WANT TO) feel better helping others"- truly selfish with a sense of selflessness. Selfishness, which of course, is exempted on the basis of being good. Simply admitting that everyone is selfish makes the adjective lose its inherent value. True. Selfishness isn't atmospheric pressure to be measured using a barometer, not at all; yet we have certain degrees of selfishness- a little selfish, very selfish, extremely selfish, etc.
I still don't like the way the world is moving. So rapid, so very confusing. And please don't tell me all those- "Nature is Beautiful and Wisest of all" stories. The place I live in, from my room, I see a tree outside my window crying every time when rain pours. So strange is the world and the people who live in it; there is one group trying to save Mother Earth, in vain and the other trying to destory it! We have also mixed Science and Religion and made this world so uncomfortable to live in. Is it uncomfortable? I am comfortably sitting here, no doubt, but what about the millions who are being miserable and ill-treated at this very moment! I cannot be sure, for history reveals that misery has been a part of our world right from the very beginning. But again, history is written by us humans. State of Devaju- I think I already discussed this.
We humans can love. Love and Selfishness sound very bad together. May they get betrothed. Yes, we are selfish, but we can love as well. And love is more powerful a tool than any other. Being selfish is different from being spiteful. And being selfish is definitely different from being egoistic. Why get annoyed and agitated at people being selfish! Not always necessary. So, next time someone tells "You are Selfish", smirk and give a sneering look, and then tell them to go see their-selves in the mirror. People who live in places with glass windows shouldn't try to break the windows of their neighbours! We are imperfect and that is the beauty of us, Humans. Though we are dark, there is room for light. Ah, it is morning already!
I couldn't conclude it properly because I have thought about it a million times and moreover, I am getting late for college ! Totally enjoyed writing this post ;)
I, Nitin, a selfish fellow dedicate this post to a not-so-selfish, dear friend of mine.