Constantly filling a
What the self revels
in; what others revile.
Living as if pleasing
oneself is what life is about.
blockade to loving and being spiritual.
self-deception encouraging self-satisfaction.
A self regarding self
as if it is the only one of its kind in existence.
accommodates the physical while ignoring what lasts.
pleasure and self-image: Considerations that always determine
- Perhaps the road to
‘me’ is always a dead-end.
- Perhaps all is an
illusion except the workings of the inner self.
- Perhaps we are no more
than animals when all we can do is ‘bark’.
- Perhaps pleasing self
should always be a by-product of pleasing others.
- Perhaps the
fleetingness of momentary satisfactions should ‘nudge’ us
towards what lasts.
- Perhaps when ‘self’ is
your ‘god’ you are paying homage to a ‘sponge’ without
- Perhaps if you live
your life for what you accrue you will have nothing left
when you are through.
- Perhaps the myopic,
demanding child ‘within’ is handicapped by its dependency on
- Perhaps grabbing and
playing may be ‘cute’ for animals and babies but unbecoming
for an adult.
- Perhaps the more
selfish one is the more ‘confined’ one will be; perhaps
remaining safe and confident, dedicated to
self-aggrandizement, shackles one to a life of aimless
ESSAY ON SELFISHNESS by EDWIN
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