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Human Selfishness!

Updated on November 23, 2011

It's not a habit it's a disease!

We must must pay particular and undivided attention to those unnecessary feelings we sometimes selfishly choose to hold on to!

All humans possess the very same characteristics.

Sometimes it maybe much harder for some to display these characteristics.

But in most cases just by applying the necessary will and determination

To some of those nagging obstacles which usually stand in the way, will make it much easier to overcome those urges and sometimes even eliminates them all together.

Believe it or not we are definitely all created equal, but never the same or for the same purpose.

The only things that we are expected to do similar and without being ordered and pressed

Are that life giving, life is preserving and life saving prerequisites, that some humans practice to help cultivate and maintain a worthwhile balance and at the same time show help show a much needed human ethical progress, where that warm and welcoming display of true individual human spirit is usually shown.

To help encourage these different human characteristics.

In other words they are very an integral part to be played in this business of peaceful human existence, co-habitation and preservation.

In this present day and time we do not need to be bored with similarities

But rather intrigued by differences, a God given right in our choices of everything.

And why not?

Like Martin once said:

Be the best damn street cleaner you can be!

We are not all expected to be scientist, but some of us are expected to take out the trash...

Our human abilities are being developed and explored by leaps and bounds


Each and every day of our lives and we must always invite and encourage these attributes.

But like with everything else in this life, there is that flip side it could easily also be

Even a dark side.

It is in these similarities that sometimes comes those differences that are hidden,

Concealed from everyone, sometimes even ourselves.

Here is where we find the excuses, the keys to certain failures.

The ones sounding like “if I had known" that impossible comfort therapy.

The could of, the would of and the should of.

All those useless and unnecessary adaptations we humans sometimes allow

To develop and fester within our lives, and in most cases becoming malignant and deadly,

Sadly most finds out long after it’s too late

Because our actions were voluntary.

Some of these dark sides that were allowed to grow and become hopelessly malignant

They are those same illicit characteristics like?

Selfishness and Greed, just to name a few, and because it usually takes a long time to show its evil head.

Also because most parents are fully aware of it's repercussions down the road of life

It’s usually discouraged from the very early stages, of it being visible.

But even then it's not usually totally rooted out, just discouraged.

So unlike some other negative behaviors that can be addressed and dismissed

Quickly and permanently.

These evil ones, like those I mentioned before, usually springs back up at a later time.

Whether or not it makes a full recovery, is dependent on the environment it's in and also the other characters and influence that are predominant at that stage.

When allowed to grow that selfishness usually turns into a quagmire of many different, but seemingly necessary evils that is sometimes unknown to the host.

Characters like Greed, Envy, Jealousy, and Insecurity.

We all possess all the same characteristics.

It's only that some are allowed to go unnoticeably and unchecked where they become malignant.

These are a few things I usually say too many of the folks that I call friends

And also to those that are called associates.

I am Greedy but I am also fully aware of where and to whom I will exercise

My human instinctive ness to be Greedy.

I am insecure but the person who will find it within their need to try and explore my insecurity

Must have a hell of a reason to do so.

I am Jealous,

But I am grown enough to understand that such actions are not good attributes to harbor

In any given situation, because it's always going to be proven to be Selfish.

What I am saying is that

When I was a child I acted kike a child and I had my ignorance to use

As the scapegoat to be able to say convincingly that the Devil made me do it.

But when I became a man,

I put away childish actions and things, to show the man in me and took full responsibility

For those actions I preformed.

I know for sure that unnecessary stress and useless bother only compounds those expected ailments

And changes that comes with age.

So why will I do that which will have unfavorable effects and cause me ill will.

We are all fully aware that misery needs company and when it doesn't get its need

It becomes even more miserable.

Because even though I understand that we are creatures of habit

I could not leave it there because I had this burning desire to define what exactly creatures of habit

Really means.

Again for some it's just that and for others it's a little harder to grasp.

For every wise man that exists on the face of this earth there are over one million wiser men. For every foolish man that exists there are at least one million more foolish men. Why is this so.? Well it's quite simple we are not all the same man at the same time.

It is quite easy to make this presumption. That the criminal always goes back to the scene of the crime. Why is that so?

I am extremely curious to hear your findings.

Let me go back to the creatures of habit thing one more time and yes we are, but my true findings are that most of those habits are not the ones adopted by us. It's the one instilled on us by others that are the most predominant. Let me give a simple example.

For me I govern and rule my everyday I really can't see how I can allow myself at this stage, even if I was in that identical; situation before I finally realized that

I am best for me.

Now I am a man. When I wake each morning the Essences of my being voluntarily

Gives Thanks!

This is followed by a conscious effort to not let anything spoil my day, not even Death,

And I will tell you why and that's where the creatures of habit come in dominated by others.

Whether we have to go to School , work , Play or Church once it's known by us in advance , whether or not we are sick, tired , angry or hungry, chances are that depending on the level of importance we put on that obligation or based on the level of importance we signed up for

We are most likely going.

Exactly my point we are creatures of habit but in most cases those habits are the ones that are instilled in or on us.

We must go to work we must go to school, we must go to the Doctor those are basically all those assignments that are pre-arranged and within protocol.

When given the chance to be totally in charge of our own ship,

Nine times out of ten we’re heading for the rocks and that is because of the truth

Behind creatures of habit.

Check this we are totally in control of our actions each and everyday that we wake to witness a new day. I know that we do not set out to have a bad day on purpose. Who wants to be the first to stand and say it just happened?


You decided that a long time ago and at that moment you will die carrying it out.

That the exact reasons that they loved to hate people like Jesus, King, Mandela and even yours truly. Leaders can be born alright, and they literally are. But if not accepted, who will they lead? When in your life had you decided to be a Lying, Nagging, Doubtful, No good, and Ungrateful Good for Nothing insecure, jealous and selfish person?


Here I am your mirror reflecting the identical picture I am seeing and because I am not carrying a big stick, because I am here to civilly work with you, because I don't carry a Gun, a Dog , a Snake or because I am not the Law. You are a creature of habit to me.

How sad!

You can take all those nasty selfish attitudes to me and somehow still say it's my fault. But let the doctor or you Boss or you Mother or Father the police or the Government tell you to run and your only question is how fast? I think that all these habits are nothing but a cry for help and you already have a preconceived notion as to how you want that attention from another. When you don't have it your way,

You Rebel!

Creatures of Habit

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    • Sky9106 profile image

      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Well spoken JJ, and as we grow we sometimes realize that regardless of what we may decide to make our next project in life after our own selves , we will always be looking for others, that's why it's all important to create a circle using the Most High God as the nucleus and then that circle or loved ones .

      There is no you without me or someone like me.


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      jlal 6 years ago

      As a society, we continue to care less about others and only focus on ourselves. We are in the hase of "all about me" and, unfortuantely, our reality is not pretty!!!

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      I am going to take on Self Sabotage later . you will know . Thanks for your in-depth comments they mean plenty.


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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Coming your way later , you are one that commands your undivided attention.

      Bless. Thanks Neil

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      "Just By looking at myself." - Exactly!

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks so much for reading Neil, great pleasure reading your comment, it's awesome because when I do go deep, I may not have the description on an plain that's so easy to write down , but I understand what you said quite clearly and have not one . to add it is what it is thanks for sharing it like that.

      Carefully I say to people quite a few times and I do this with highly religious individuals . I say: Had I not ever seen a Bible , but were able to accumulate some knowledge of a bible less life Still I would have believed in God.

      Just By looking at myself.

      Hope you understand.

      Bless and sincere thanks Neil.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      to add to my last comment - as I said in my hub Middle Class To Zero - "We need to stop making such a huge deal about manufacturing 'things' and we have to start making a big deal about building character. Build a new man from the inside out. No longer running from who we are inside."

      Habits and traditional view points retard mankind's advancement to become all we would/could/should and will be.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      True colors can go much deeper. All things are nothing but vibrations. An EEG machine proves that thoughts are things too.

      Looking deep at ones absolute true self, we will see we are the creators of things through our thoughts.

      In truth, all things are because of thoughts. Thought creates using the field of vibrations that makes up all there is. Our connection to this field makes us all creators. There is no separation between God and who/what we are.

      Deep stuff!!

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks goego, thanks for reading, and your great comment. Don't ever be at any lost , let others lose you in their way , you be that center of gravity, the rock.

      Love your close relation to my brother Chip.


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      goego 6 years ago from Loserland

      my brain is frizzled and I'm at a loss of words... trying to break bad habits, great hubbit

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thank you pan taking all that time , it's a long one , thanks for the great comment.. Saw you wrote a new one yourself will try to catch it later.

      Thganks again .

      Bless. or I use to be in Georgia, years ago.

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      April 6 years ago from Columbus,Ga

      This hub is also a good write from a conscious man of thought.

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Beata Stasak: My apologies I forgot to mention your name . I always try to specify who I am speaking to or of or about.


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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks so much for reading and understanding the significance of it all and thanks for your dead on comment.

      Writing is a blessings for those who understands it . the books will come but the love and truth that you can share is the true satisfaction.

      Bless and thanks.

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      Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia

      Kids are born with 'me' syndrome that helps them to survive and it is up to parents to teach them that it is not only 'me' but 'us'....thanks for sharing:)

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 6 years ago from Mason City

      Thank you.

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thank you so much Gail , and sincere thanks for you comment, and input , always welcome on any of my hubs.

      I assure you, that your points are well taken .

      Thanks again . I will use the opportunity to come visit your hubs real soon.


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      Gail Louise Stevenson 6 years ago from Mason City

      Parents need to teach their children well. It's not ever good to be selfish. I've seen people when they were children that were selfish and they were not very nice at all. The bullies in the schools were very mean. When I went to school nothing was ever done to stop the bullies, which did not seem fair at all. Interesting article. The video was really good.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      thanks my friend I take a look now :)

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      NOOOOOOOOO! But first thanks so much for reading , this is a long one , but it has a special place in one of my books thanks my brethren.

      now tha answer is again NOOO! but it would have never gotten to that point if I was living with them like their Dad. See it's not the kids fault for doing what they do , what kids do , but it's the parents fault for not correcting them when they do with kids do , to let them know that's not what kids from this family do .

      It'sa quite simple , but it starts with you the parent.

      My kids , meaning kids around my influence will know that fire burns , long before finding out from touching it.

      Take a look


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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      so many postives here.. a clean unselfish hub sky.. and it so true you can see examples in young children.. that little tale about a father who brought home one piece of candy for the oldest child.. and the youngest threw a fit.. and she said it wasn't fair.. then the father explained... someone at work sent it to her.. it was a gift from them to her.. and she still held on to her fit and screamed all night.. the father gave in and split the small piece of candy in two... would you have given in?