I was wondering about that when it occurred to me that parents spend a great amount of time teaching their children to share. Curiosity about peoples opinions is driving this question.
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Concur your views. Generosity wells up, we go to share...or give and...
in comes those thoughts about, 'Can I afford it?' Then the rationalizations: 'They've had same chances I had... They'll not appreicate...they waste it...etc.
But what are the basic instincts? Are you saying that we are basically selfish and hateful, greedy and insular? Or do we crave something else?
Basically selfish. If it risks us, we'll always go for the least risky to us option. Self preservation. Etc
We know that many a mother, animal or human, will put their lives on the line to save their young children - is that a selfish basic instinct? We know that real heros will often do the same. Some people do give their lives that others might live.
That is true - but rare. MOST would say they would but when the time came - would they? I know I think I would do it for my kids etc - that's about self preservation though - they are a continuation of ourselves. I don't lk that we r selfish but we r