The Joy of Selfishness

We are all wholly selfish, but the less honest like to speak of being selfless.

Before we begin, let's say precisely what we mean by selfishness. To be selfish is to pursue one's desires, interests, and personal advantage without causing deliberate harm to others. So we can immediately dismiss the complaint that selfishness means harming others - it does not.

Imagine a scenario where we are free to follow our desires and interests i…

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