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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 9 2013: I would agree with Putri. Self-help does not necessarily meet the definition of selfishness. It all depends on your purpose. One would argue that to help someone else to only benefit yourself would be advantageous because if we are at our best we will be better prepared to again help others be at their best.

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