All interest is self-interest.
There is no action taken by the individual that is not in his own self-interest.
Why so much emotional demagoguery regarding such a statement?
The reason is because those who rail against it don’t like the fact that they are revealed for their subterfuge actions.
The FACT is that every move you make is taken in your own self-interest, whatever that interest may be.
The individual who gives to charity does so for what reasons?
The individual who runs for office does so for what reasons?
The individual who goes to a restaurant for dinner does so for what reasons?
The individual who takes action in any capacity, speaks words of any kind, does so in his own self-interest.
He is trying to accomplish something; he is trying to express something; he is trying to achieve something.
What is that something?
That is the revelation to be unmasked.
And when you’ve asked the first level of “self-interest”, ask the next level of self-interest. And when you’ve asked the next level of self-interest, ask the deeper level of self-interest.
Understanding “all interest is self-interest” unmasks the individual in life for either their choices toward freedom of self and others, or their choices toward control of self and others.
What is the self-interest of the politician who proposes a bill?
Then, what is the self-interest of the politician who chooses his words to advocate for that bill?
What is the self-interest of the politician who votes on the bill?
If you’re not asking yourself, “what is the self-interest of the person I disagree with”, it’s only because you don’t want to be unmasked for your own self-interest.
If you had the courage to face your self-interest, you’d question it and you’d question it often.
If your self-interest was freedom, what care would you have that it be revealed?
Most people don’t question their self-interest because it doesn’t put them in a very “good” light.
It reveals the nature of who they truly are. It reveals their controlling nature, not a propensity toward freedom.
What is the self-interest of the mother who votes for Obama because she won’t be productive in society and has made choices to have 2 children for whom she cannot afford to raise on her own?
What is the self-interest of liberals who decry social injustice and attempt to distort facts in order to manipulate Americans?
What is the self-interest of conservatives when they claim ownership of values?
If you’re not asking yourself, “what is this person’s self-interest?”, you likely are doing so because you don’t want to know what your own self-interests are.
What are you afraid of knowing? What are you afraid of seeing? What are you afraid of revealing?
The fact is, to those who understand this inherent aspect of nature and life, already know what your self-interest is by the choices you make and the outcomes of those choices.
It’s like being Superman with x-ray vision; we see the scam that is a sham and we’re on to your game.
All interest is self-interest.
What do your choices reflect about your self-interests?
And what is your self-interest in your response to this post?