Selflessness: A True Beginning to Society and Culture
What Is Selflessness?
To be selfless one might say is impossible, while another says it is completely logical to see the moral longevity in the process of successful selflessness. The concept of Self VS. Selfless brings attributes that serve as both pros and cons depending on the circumstances. For example, if one were to stay up all hours of the night waiting on a significant other to make a call that never happened, then on one hand you could be selfless and continue to wait, but due to emotional distress from being outside of yourself for others, causes emotional stress on ones heart. On the other side of the coin, one could presume a selfish nature and pursue a revengeful resolution, thereby shatter selflessness for a gain of self.
So the Purpose Is?
The purpose of Selflessness lies not within the individual, but in the way others perceive the individual's behaviors. It is almost certain that if a form of behavior suited to the morals of traditional culture, whereas principles of family and preservation of another's wellbeing, then the concept of Selflessness. When viewing the terms of the conceptual image of Self, there is the major factor of following the myth of Capitalism, or the pursuing of one's own individual gain over the insanity and dragging of another. When trying to find a balance of Self and Selflessness, one finds that one cannot be pursued without trailing the other behind, but both are needed for a healthy individual.
The Interconnection between Well Being and Selflessness
Now lets take a look at concepts of wellbeing and how it relates to Selflessness. A couple physical attributes that pertain to being selfless is to always try to say or do the right thing, and to always try to eat in moderation, a task not easily tackled. The mental structuring of Selflessness is the allocation of negative attitudes about others that are neutralized, in effect allowing for an overall sense of complacency knowing you as an individual has done the right thing. On a social level, being selfless allows for a greater understanding from others knowing your performing selfless deeds for them, that your moral grandeur gives others the right path to look upon; whether or not they take it is completely up to the individual.
Selflessness and Society
After looking at all the area of individual selflessness, let's take a closer look at the values of the concept in society. To be rather blunt, the overall populations of the western hemisphere practice forms of Mercantilism, or as Socrates would have said, "Living the Good Life." This of course is not what he wished for society, rather he wanted a balance of virtues, that is to allow selflessness flourish without the breakdown of emotional values that would pertain to the conscious withdraw from the individual. In the Eastern parts of the world, there is sense of traditional culture, that is that the family is collectively displayed as the number one priority over self gained values and assets, although in the west, some political figures find this weak and irrelevant to a productive society.
A Vague Conclusion
Therefore, we must ask ourselves not which part of the world to live in, or if one concept matters strongly over another, but whether selflessness is right at the particular moment or time. It is very keen to observe various individuals from different parts of the world that have changed lives simply by helping build a water well in Africa, or giving canned food to survivors of earthquakes in Turkey. Along all boundaries of every country in this world we call home, there are people that wish for help, and in a sense, would that be considered selfishness, that in another's eyes, ten people might need the dire help over the one. Selflessness and Selfishness must be taken hand in hand, and after picking apart the differences, it is important to find the good and decent within every individual, rather than placing within one category or the other before looking at the entire personality.
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