Re: Selfishness (Was: Re: Polemics for longevity)

From: Menno Rubingh (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 16:39:57 MST

On Sat, 22 Jan 2000, J.R. Molloy wrote:

> Because from selfishness you get stupidity, destructiveness, and the fantasy
> called "evil."

Huh ? I think that from selfishness you get self-respect, and an urge to
improve yourself and to embrace 'Dynamic Optimism'. I am a thoroughly selfish
person -- which makes me want to improve (= to make more useful to myself) the
parts of the world I'm in contact with because (1) I want to improve *myself*
and (2) because of the circumstance that I am an inextricable *part* of the

On Saturday, January 22, 2000 Joao Pedro de Magalhaes wrote:

> I think that the present human species' members are
> evil, destructive, stupid and selfish creatures

I'm aiming at becoming an evil, destructive, *intelligent* and selfish
creature :-):-):-).

Best greetings, Menno (

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