Can someone ever be truly selfish

selfish

(of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.

This definition is inherently flawed.

Can someone be truly selfish

Why?

I can explain it in two steps:

  1. Very simple – I have come to believe that the only way any of us can get true happiness and peace is by helping others.By being compassionate
  2. Now, if we are truly truly selfish we should try to maximize our happiness at every opportunity possible. Right?

So going back to point1, how can we get that happiness & peace?  ….. its by helping others.

Hence if you really are selfish, you will do what the world sees as acts of random kindness and unselfishness.

Agree?