is it selfish to hate selfish people?

i have a question for all of you readers… is it selfish to hate selfish people? i mean think about it, selfish is defined by merriam-webster as “concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others”. now basically what that breaks down to is: if its not what i want or like or desire or care for then its not important, or right. so once again is it not selfish to hate selfish people. i think it is, and that in itself is my dilemma, although its not really much of a dilemma because when it come down to it, i don’t really care what anyone thinks of me. now thats selfish. although, even that’s not 100% truthful. everybody cares about what people think of them, even if its just one person who you care about caring. its natural to want to be liked and accepted and i am no exception to this. now is that selfish? and if it is, then is selfishness something we can do nothing about? i think so, on both accounts. see, selfishness is something that has a stigma attached to it, or maybe just the term selfish has the stigma. if we, for a second, say we lived in a society that still heavily believed in the ‘only the strong survive’ mentality then only concentrating on self would be the norm. as i learned from the movie 300 the spartans used to kill the babies they didn’t think would be strong soldiers. talk about selfish. but back then it was what they did, right? i guess… really, i don’t know why i created this post. i was thinking about this topic for a couple days and i felt i would share it with you guys. would like to hear what you have to say about this. and just to clarify, i do believe i am a selfish person. i think we all are.

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3 Responses to “is it selfish to hate selfish people?”

  1. mikewalzman Says:

    Well Gotham Green I totally agree with the assimilation you depicted of the masses, haha totally kidding. Anyways, that’s funny you posted this, cause I just wrote about this too, but actually the opposite, of how people do things selflessly amaze me.

    I agree that selfish has a bad stigma to it. We all need to be selfish to survive. I mean even helping people without expecting anything in return can be considered selfish because that person does it, because it make them feel good inside. So i guess it’s just the context in which you do it in. If your thinking, yes, I’m going to help this person so I can feel good about myself, then I guess that has less merit, then just doing it without thinking about what your going to get. Did that make sense? b/c I’m way too lazy to read over this comment see if it did.

  2. P Says:

    you a smellfish!

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