Why are selfless people the LEAST SUCCESSFUL people while selfish people are the MOST
Selfless people are far more successful than selfish people. However, the success of the selfless can not be measured by the same standards/measuring stick as those of the selfish.
The success of the selfless has eternal value as it comes from putting others first, serving them well with a spirit of excellence, integrity, and is born out of love not greed, selfish ambition, motive, or gain. Material gain from stepping over and oppressing others is temporal and has no eternal value.
Consider it an honor to have a heart big enough to serve others selflessly. Selflessness is not a weakness but is indeed a strength as it emulates the very character of Jesus the Christ.
Selfish people are the most successful because they acknowledge their needs. They also know what they want to do & be in life. They aren't afraid of getting &/or going after what they want. They know that they are the best & aim to get the best that life has to offer. They realize that if they don't respect, love, & cherish themselves, NO ONE ELSE WILL. They are of the school that charity begins at home.
Selfish people are also strong people who establish & respect boundaries. They refuse to be taken advantage of. They know that it is quite normative to place their needs, wants, & desires first & foremost. They are definite people who aren't afraid to know themselves. Knowing oneself is an imperative to achieving success. They also have a healthy admiration & respect for power. They know that power is a prerequisite in their lives & if they are going to achieve success, they must have a sense of their own power.
Selfless people, on the other hand, are the least successful in that they put others before themselves. That isn't normal but is a form of mental illness. No normal or intelligent person would put others' needs before their own. That is antithesis of the human instinct. Because they put others' needs before their own, they are open to exploitation by others. They are the type of people who let others take credit for their work or other tasks they undertake.
They really don't respect themselves so others aren't going to respect them either. They are seen as followers because they don't have what it takes to be a leader. They are furthermore viewed as quite powerless. They refuse to let their light shine, oftentimes diminishing themselves in favor of others. They aren't successful because they have little to no sense of self. They are also uncomfortable with power, seeing it as evil. They are unclear as to who they are as a result of putting others first. They are also unsure, even hesitant as to what their particular desires are. They may even subvert their desires, wants, & goals are selfish. These things are not conducive to success. They are self-loathing, self-denying, even self-abnegating which borders on the abnormal.
How can a person be one way or the other. Impossible! They are both needed for a capitalism to exist.
It is easier to take than it is to give, especially in a world where everyone is trying to get ahead. There are people out there who give what they can, or give to feel better at night, but overall, people who have money are do not feel entitled to give everything they have. There is a balance between the two.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 19 months ago
Why are ruthless, selfish people MORE RESPECTED & oftentimes MORE SUCCESSFULthan kind-hearted, altruistic people? How would you raise your child to be if h/she wishes to be respected & successful- ruthless/selfish or kind-hearted, altruistic?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
Do YOU think that selfish people are happier, mentally and psychologically healthier, and moresuccessful than those who ARE NOT?
by Cagsil 2 years ago
Hey Gang,Please feel free to weigh in. I'm just curious to hear what people think about the title. Thank you in advance.
by Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago
What is the most selfless thing that you have ever done for someone else?Please define the scenario and what you did to change the life of someone else.
by whisperingxwords 7 years ago
What do you think makes people act selfishly ?
by cruelkindness 5 years ago
Aren't we all selfish. We are born to experience life as an individual. In the end you will only have you and your experiences. I try to be selfish with good intent to not hurt others. If i'm not doing it for me than someone else is using their selfishness. So isn't it...
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