Is anything we do really selfless? I mean, say you hold the door open for a complete stranger. It's not helping you in any direct way, but you do get a nice warm fuzzy feeling when you know that you've helped someone. So, you actually are getting something from the experience, and are doing for this purpose. Would you still hold the door open if you knew that same complete stranger was going to bitch at you for doing so? Probably not - it would make you feel bad and prickly. So I guess we're pretty selfish when it comes down to it. It's not a bad thing, really, it's just part of the whole survival thing.

Self"less, a.

Having no regard to self; unselfish.

Lo now, what hearts have men! they never mount As high as woman in her selfless mood. Tennyson.


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