- Apr 23, 2007
- MBTI Type
- Instinctual Variant
Give some examples, if you please.
When we see a man give to the poor, we may think that he is doing a good act. If we equate selfishness with evil, or with something that has a very high potential to evolve into that, we can adduce that whatever is inspired by selfish motives (conscious) or urges (unconscious) is evil. In most cases he would do this not out of a pure concern for someone else, but entirely on selfish grounds. He probably prides himself on being generous and to uphold his self-image he would do this. Or in the best case scenario he would think that he is giving out of compassion, but the reality of it is that he is driven by unconscious selfish urges.
The reason why everything we do is evil because we are unconciously driven by an urge to keep on living. If we lived in paradise, where there were no threats to our being, we would not need to worry about what we need to do to survive. We could then easily be concerned with the welfare of others instead of our own. And then and only then will evil be rendered impossible, because we would not need to be selfish in order to just live.