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two ears, one mouth: Journal Post #3

askmrwood:

egoism: the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one’s personal interest; selfishness

  • Most humans seem to fit the theory of egoism (see above). Is this wrong? Why or why not?
  • Give several examples of what we’ve studied this year of how egoism has brought good into the world and…

I think most humans would fit the theory of egoism because I think that all humans are selfish. Not naturally selfish, nor were they born selfish; they just grow to be selfish in time. They are only selfish because they usually feel that they deserve to have things they want, and not have to sacrifice the things they love just for another. But I don’t think all humans are selfish; I think that they know their own limits. I believe that it is the way they are raised that causes humans to be the way they are. But some won’t be able to control themselves and will go to extreme measures for their own selfish reasons. I think humans are selfish when no one is stopping them, or when they are allowed to continue to act for selfish reasons. For example, in the Russian Revolution, V.I. Lenin was allowed to overthrow the czar for what may be selfish reasons, and no one had the power to stop them; therefore, he was able to continue with his deeds and rebel. Just like how Mao Zedong was allowed to continue to turn China into a communist country without anyone being able to suppress him, he was able to turn his dream into a reality. However, I think the quote “each person must live their life as a model for others” simply means that you wish to be a person that someone else would want to be. A person who wants to be a role model would be someone who knows his/her limits of their selfishness and knows how to control it. They wish to influence others to live towards a better life. I also think the quote implies that everyone must take on the responsibility they have to teach the children and the innocent that they must understand reality and be able to guide them through the harsh times. I think that people need guidance in some point of their lives, or else they might end up going the wrong path and make the wrong choices. I think that the quote goes well with egoism vs. altruism because egoism comes from a person’s desires, but it is also a person’s desire to care for others, regardless of their own situation. It is the person that decides whether they want to be a role model for others, or if they want to follow their own personal desires. It’s important for each person to live their life as a role model because as I have said before, I think that everyone needs some kind of guidance in their life. I don’t think a person actually has a solid idea on what their moral values should be, or what they should do, or what they should say. I think that as children grow up, they learn from their surroundings, and how they are as they grow is affected by how they were raised. Children need guidance the most since they don’t know anything and they have no awareness towards anything; therefore, that is why they need role models to look up to. If there were no role models, there would be less and less tolerant people in the world and more selfish people. I do believe each person live their life as a model for others because without role models, no one would have any idea what their moral values should be. They wouldn’t know where to go, what they should do, how they should do things; they would be very lost. Role models can influence one to do many things, whether bad or good. It’s all just based on choice.

  1. jmaes132ke reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    This statement is not wrong, because most human beings tend to be selfish. They may not try to be, but sometimes, it...
  2. jeffyangper3 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Yes most humans only value things of their own interests. But at times, everyone takes care of each other. Most of the...
  3. mattmagallanez32 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Matt Magallanez :) People think that if you are self interested it is a very bad thing it’s not. I’m with those at...
  4. blue-shark009 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Well of course no, but its part of the human nature to take care of number one. Most things we do is for self benefit,...
  5. homedawwg reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Humans do fit in the theory of egoism, but it isn’t really wrong. There really isn’t a problem with having somewhat of...
  6. calvinyehh reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    As an individual, I believe that it is not right to follow egoism, because personal interests are things that are...
  7. jeffsilverberg reblogged this from askmrwood
  8. ftwlolgreatness reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Journal Post 3 by Alexander Kim: It is not surprising that most people are egoists, most people want to earn money in...
  9. ochojustin322334 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Egoism can be both a bad, and good, and there are certainly many people who fall under this category. There are many...
  10. errdayimtumblnn reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Being an egoist is a trait that all humans are born with. It is like a double-edged sword that can be used for both good...
  11. notoriousvinny reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Vinny. I think that egoism is natural. I think that everybody is born being egoistic. Some might say that they aren’t,...
  12. hc118 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Sooo…..A 2-for-1 journal posting? It simply can’t be! Part one: Yes, most people are massive egoists, who don’t have a...
  13. chickenthemoo reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Egoism itself is a wrong thing to have, but having a few selfish acts isn’t too bad if it doesn’t affect anyone else...
  14. mchalew28 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Journal Post numero 3~~~~~~( Mario Chalew) The theory of egoism fits every person. Because we are all selfish at times,...
  15. keenantantiwassadakran reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    I believe egoism is wrong but everyone has it. Because most people put there self first before others it causes people...
  16. mattrod424 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    i do not think that if you fit the theory of egoism that it is wrong, because everyone is selfish and they have the...
  17. alantamlikesrice reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Being selfish is completely wrong overall. But if you think deeper into it, they do have their side of the story. People...
  18. supkristy reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    I think it is wrong for people to be self-centered because they only care about themselves. Being selfish not only...
  19. sabrinauribe reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Sabrina Uribe Egoism; the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one’s personal interest; selfishness. Is this...
  20. yiyan123321 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Yes is wrong because most of the people care only about themselves and not other. some of the example would be the WWI...
  21. andrewpirellineedsanaonthisproje reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Everyone is somewhat egoistic. Everyone will always do things to benefit themselves and put down others. This is because...
  22. ijojosmile reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    (Joann): I feel that it is wrong because of course people shouldn’t be selfish and just care about themselves. Being...
  23. grtracer reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Many people would fit the theory of ego because simply, they always have a small bit in them that is their selfish side,...
  24. destinysanchez8 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    I think Rosa Parks means simply to treat others the way you want to be treated. If you want somebody to be nice to you,...
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  26. poetic-hooper reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Alexa Turner Obviously being selfish is wrong, I believe we have been brought up not to be selfish. Egoism may have...
  27. snowleafwing reblogged this from askmrwood
  28. cheners36 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    leon chen egoism is wrong. Throughout this unit we learned of many different nations that were ruled by leaders that...
  29. supremetho reblogged this from askmrwood
  30. rhystung8 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Yes, it is wrong. People should be humble instead of egoism. Stalin is a good example of egosim because he created...
  31. alvinonex reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    I find it wrong for the world to follow a threory based on selfeshness. I believe this is wrong because the world...
  32. faridanaeem reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Journal Post- Farida Naeem Egoism is a common characteristic found among humans. Selfishness is not a good trait to...
  33. undefeatedmike reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    (Michael Liu) Everybody right now in this society is selfish. They all have a selfish ambition and if one does something...
  34. vanessahipolito reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Most humans seem to fit the theory of egoism. This can be bad and it can be good. In reference to Charled Darwin, we ,as...
  35. mcshamallamdingdong reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    To a certain extent almost all of society can be classified as an egoist. If not all of society would be wild, egoists...
  36. kaelacastro reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    I think that many humans today perfectly fit the defenititon of egoism. Many people today are selfish and self centered...
  37. kanasean97 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Egoism is wrong because when people use their personal interest, or own selfishness, they would mos likely not pay...
  38. whs3rdperiod reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    No, this is correct. Many people seem to decide certain things on their interests and find things that only match their...
  39. grantdinson reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Most people are just self centered in general because it’s their nature, but if you were to ask me, I would say it’s...
  40. rofynefang reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    I think most humans would fit the theory of egoism because I think that all humans are selfish. Not naturally selfish,...
  41. heyyitslisa reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Mostly everyone in the world is selfish no matter how much they try to do the right thing. Everyone cares about...
  42. karen7991 reblogged this from askmrwood
  43. chardaylenisee reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    I think that fitting the theory of egoism is a good and bad thing. A good thing because I believe that everyone has the...
  44. neenonagnugnug reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Ellis Chang- I think that most humans seem to fit the theory of egoism is correct because many people in the world and...
  45. patriciawongg reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    Although egoism is wrong, nowadays people are egotistical. It refers to every single person alive. We are all...
  46. kitemist reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    {Grace Chang Per. 3} I would say that this depends on the kinds of people. If they are really selfish and stubborn and...
  47. ambidu1231 reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    It’s true that most people fit the theory of egoism because most people are selfish. Sadly, people are just naturally...
  48. abraham-weaselbunny-walayat reblogged this from askmrwood and added:
    It is true that all people have motives, but it is to the point of selfishness where egotism becomes a hindrance....
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