In my above comment at 5:49 AM, the sentence
"Whether we chose to declare ourselves selfish or unselfishness"
should actually read:
"Whether we chose to declare ourselves selfish or unselfish"
It seems to me that this discussion is somewhat misleading. Each one of us members of the Homo Sapiens species operates to pursue his/her own interests, as dictated by her/his genetic code. But in order to do so, we have got to cooperate with some of our fellow human beings. Each and every one of our actions is in some ways a combination of these two typical aspects of our behavior. There is no such thing as a totally selfish or a totally unselfish behavior/action/activity, much less can we talk of a totally selfish or a totally unselfish person -- only ex... (read more)