Posted by on Dec 14, 2007 in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Selfish is an extremely difficult word to interpret…. It totally depends on an Individual….or how you perceive it…

Is it the situation that makes people selfish or is it forceful or it’s by choice…?

What is the adjective selfish is it about:-

Totally getting blinded in order to achieve one’s desires.

Is it that we neglect others for our own benefits?

Just respecting one’s own wishes and ignoring the others’.

Taking help from others and then forgetting it.

Be chooooo…sweet when you need help…..

Always being nice to people so that you can get help when in need, is this selfishness….or you deserve it.

Why help somebody? So that you can expect help in turn…is this selfishness?

What do you do, when you are in a tight spot, act selfish or think about the one on the other side.

To do things in the manner, those suit you the best…and overlook others. But what’s harm in getting things your way….. Is this selfishness…?

You like being with someone, for your emotional needs….isn’t that selfish….

What’s the harm being selfish to achieve what you dreamt of, what you craved for the most?

Isn’t it insecurity of something that makes you selfish…

So much of contradictions….so many conflicting thoughts…so many connotations…..

Till what extent can you call, “it’s a selfish act…?” What’s the degree of selfishness?

How does one create a border line…. There is a very thin line…..though some acts are obvious but some very difficult to decide… can some be called conditional….???

I think the above all is very confusing, still wondering how to define THE ADJECTIVE.


  1. Cool Spice
    December 16, 2007

    hey….. what happened… what made u write this??? i just hope u don’t encounter too many “selfish” ppl in ur life… 🙂

  2. Siddhartha Joshi
    December 16, 2007

    Cant say much for others, but I do everything with some selfish thought behind that. I really want to get involved into doing something thats completely selfless…but nothing so far! Have you? Think back and see when u were completely selfless and still look for a motive there.

    I feel the whole world works on this…it wont if you are not selfish. You cant survive if you aren’t…

  3. Aur Batao
    December 17, 2007

    Yes, surviving without being selfish in today’s world is impossible….. i really want to know which act of one’s can be called selfish and selfless….its a very very thin line dude….

  4. Siddhartha Joshi
    December 19, 2007

    Give me some instances of selfless from ur life…

  5. Aparna
    December 19, 2007

    Even if you are contributing money to charity is not being selfless, you do feel ‘good’ at the end of it right?? Which means you are gaining something in return or doing something which is making you feel good.. what say?

  6. Aur Batao
    December 19, 2007

    sid i dont remember one..will tell u when i recollect it…. even if getting an emotional satisfaction is selfish, then i doubt ever there will be an instance in anybody’s life….which is selfless…..

  7. pratima
    December 20, 2007

    “You like being with someone, for your emotional needs….isn’t that selfish…”

    I think this line rocks!!! being in love is also selfishness…I feel every one is selfish in this world and every act is for selfishness which is making you HAPPY in some or the other way. we can define degree of selfishness in it. only people in this world who are doing something for you selflessly is ur parents and nobody else. we have connotation of nagativity to the word ” selfishness” but its not always like that.


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