Selfishness and Selflessness

Music: Santa Maria Amar.
Cantigas de Santa Maria. Sequenced by Curtis Clark at The Internet Renaissance Band.

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1. The last vestige of egotism is the desire to sacrifice oneself for others.

2. The reward for self-sacrifice is self-adulation.

3. The desire to "make a difference" is a desire for personal significance, the cause of much evil, error, and pain.

4. True selflessness requires one to relinquish the desire for power.

5. The motivations for action ought always to be joy and love.




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