Saturday, February 25, 2006

Selfishness Vs Villainy

Hey ppl....
for a long time this topic has been in my mind.... One day when i was thinking of what made ppl become villains or wat made us do things that were deemed to be bad by other people!! And when i started thinking, it all led me to one common end point. They did it for themselves... Some personal pride offended or someone doing something to offend one's feelings... and so the list is endless... But it all goes back to the fact that the person does something because of himself or herself....
So would that also mean that the person was being selfish???? Am i losing u here?? Well lets put it this way... A selfish person is one who puts his interests before another person's!! (I hope i'm right on this definition)... Well if u agree with that.. lets go to the next stage...A villainous person or a wicked person who does something wrong, also with one's own interest's in mind... That is putting his or her interests before the other persons!! So would that be the same??? You don't need to be a Ramanujam to equate that! So would that mean that selfishness and villainy are the same???
But u may be like both terms are used in the negative sense... so wat's the big deal... But let's analyze the situation this way... Wat are u living for ... the basic fact is that u are living for the world that u create around u.. U are living hoping that u set ureself into a different surrounding preferable to u...That is again self-interest in mind... (I'm not yet saying this is being selfish)... And then...however much u deny it... All other things would take a backseat... As far as it comes to things working out the way you would like them to work out!!! Even if u are giving up something(another concept i would love to speak loads on, but i'll save it for later), you are doing it for another person or a cause that u deem more important than the cause in question.. So eventually you do something as u prefer that to something else... That is any human being's core common tendency... Thus we are selfish in all that we do.. Right from deciding with which friend u want to spend more time with to even the time when u wanna decide which restaurant u wanna go to when ure with friends.. We're always selfish... So are we also villains in our own way???? Think about it... Are we all villains hiding behind the veils of society????

2 comments:

Livewire said...

u know it's like saying "im doing it for the good of another", but u r doing that only so u can feel good abt it inside. tell me who'd help out someone jus so they feel bad? wil u call the first case as selfishness? i've always wondered...
even if it's not detrimental to society (so u can clearly say it is not villainy), if i wanna do someth that i feel will make another's life good, then i'm gonna feel good. so, indirectly, am i not doing it for me? on a lighter note, i even saw this argument once on friends, don't remember which season but somewher in the last 4, between phoebe and joey.check it out if u ever get ur hands on it...

nemesis said...

hey yes... i remember the argument on friends where phoebe tells joey that he can't do anything without feeling good bout it... Dat was pretty funny!!!....