Thursday, December 25, 2008


"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live." - Oscar Wilde

Thank you Oscar Wilde. You made my day. Thanks for taking away some of the guilt.

Sometimes when we read about great sacrifices by people, we may feel guilty thinking that we are too selfish. We may feel that we do not do much to help humanity at large. Small amounts of donations that we may give, little bit of volunteering work we do etc. may not look much compared to sacrifices some people make to help relieve the pains of others.

Oscar Wilde offers a different perspective. By his definition, it seems it is pretty easy to be not selfish. Just do not expect people to toe to your line.

I think not being selfish seems pretty easy. But, being selfless, that's is a lifelong endeavor.


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