The “Virtue” Of Selfishness
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I am a bookworm….I love reading :)….Of all the many books I read, two books have always topped the list….And incidentally, both from the same author. I am not a person who would enjoy (though I read) works of same author…..it gets a bit boring and predictive for me. But this author is an exception 🙂
She is AYN RAND….and the books are “Atlas Shrugged” and “Fountain Head”. I hope to post a detailed review soon 🙂 but for now, I have got something which I learnt from these books.
Virtue of Selfishness –
eh?? Selfishness and calling it a virtue….whats that mean???
For me, I like to say I am selfish…I do things for my own sake…I definitely live and am responsible for myself……being selfish is not bad as long as you know what you are doing!!
let me explain by an example….I get my friend a gift, or i celebrate my mom’s birthday…or i donate clothes to orphans…In doing all these ” I am getting something called happiness” !! This is my take on selfishness…I gained such a line of thought from Ayn Rand’s books 🙂
What makes me believe this?? –
Well, crux of life is attaining moksha and enjoying the path which takes us there to reach that goal!! Aint it??
So, if i am selfish in my own deeds….I dont tend to blame anyone for anything….and also expectations from others become less and less….U dont tend to get hurt easily…….and finally every little thing in world brings a smile on face…..So you definitely enjoy ur path…atleast u are near 🙂
Then where does moksha fit in here?
Hmm…This is just my school of thought….might be right, might be wrong 🙂
My mom says, Good or Bad; God or devil – both coexist in you!! I grew up listening to that and believing that!! So, for me, MOKSHA is discovering GOD within oneself!! As they say, in Hindu scriptures, PARAMATMA!! Being selfish is thinking about yourself…discovering yourself….and so MOKSHA….:)
This is my view of “VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS”
PS: I highly recommend Ayn Rand….but BEWARE before you read them, make sure you can digest this sort of philosophy…coz mainly her readers would either love her or hate her!!
Disclaimer – Not to hurt anyone’s feelings. These are just my opinions :)…..But ofcourse discussions are welcome 🙂 (would like to get different views -being selfish again u knw 😉 )