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pandapiggy
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Godisreal21
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Self interest is the only drive for all human actions. Selfish is what all of us are.

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Started: 11/1/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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pandapiggy

Pro

I just had this epiphany about how everything humans do is because of their self interest and because it serves them in some way. selfish is but a trait we cant, and shouldnt have to, amputate out of a human such as ourselves.
Everything we do serves us in one twisted way or another.
If We help somebody with something as stupid as their homework, We expect gratitude.
If we somehow manage to convince ourselves that we dont ask for anything in return, we start looking at ourselves with a strange halo over our heads- "look at how amazing i am, i am such a nice person". Heck, we even donate in order to feel better about ourselves.
We dont burst crackers because we're good humans. We burst crackers because we're fun people.
We plan revenge, never a murder.
Somehow everything we do is utter self interest. and in no way is this penchant cynical. Selfishness is the foundation of all life. it is rather embedded in us.
Selfish. that is what we all are. that is how we all are. there is no shame in that. neither is there any glory. it is just how humans work.
The debate will go to whoever gives me one good example of a deed that they've done that can not be categorized as under Selfish.
Godisreal21

Con

God gave us free will, and all the good christians are not selfish. Its in the name of god!
Debate Round No. 1
pandapiggy

Pro

pandapiggy forfeited this round.
Godisreal21

Con

power of god is behing me
Debate Round No. 2
pandapiggy

Pro

and why do you do things in order to please God?
because you think that it makes you a better person.
you think that the gods want you to do so, because you fear them. you fear that they'll punish you if you don't. you believe that you are better off following whatever God your faith lies in.
in the end it is all about you and yourself.

P.s. why are all gods such vicious cunts is perhaps a question you could ponder upon.
Godisreal21

Con

This is completly against wat i sauid
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by pandapiggy 2 years ago
pandapiggy
that im not the*
Posted by pandapiggy 2 years ago
pandapiggy
at least somebody gets it. humbling to know that im the only sane person in the world.
Posted by Atmas 2 years ago
Atmas
Congratulations Pandapiggy, you have revealed a truth most are not aware of. Altruism doesn't exist in a pure form, every action is for the benefit of the person doing it, regardless of how positive or negative it is. It's a collection of selfish actions that make up what society is today, and it is a good thing if it doesn't go overboard.
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