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Son Huynh

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Is it true that we do things mostly for our benefits?

I have stumbled across someone saying that "As human beings, everything we do is because of our own benefits. Even when we choose to help someone, we do it because the kind act brings us happiness."

To some extent it is true. What do you think about this point of view?

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  • Aug 5 2013: Yes. This doesn't necessarily mean we are selfish all the time. It's just as a matter of what we can live with. I think ultimately the decision to choose between being selfish or selfless is also determined by which one we can live with.

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