Two brothers got 10 dollars to buy candy from their mother. In the candyshop the oldest took advantage of his power and said the other could only get 2,5. The younger thought that this where very egoistic of him.
Isn’t that egoistic of him to think that thought aswell? to want more than the universe unfolds to give him?
I would say so, as all ego are based on self interest. I don’t see how one can disconnect oneself with ones egoism, as every choice you make, even if you believe it is for others or only you, it’s an egoistic decision in the sense that it comes from your desires, beliefs and so on.
If you make a decision that’s against your original desire to please someone else, than that is your new desire. So as i see it, it’s impossible to NOT be egoistic
For example if you are an altruist, and offer everything you have for others, that’s your egoistic choice, that is your own desire and decision.
Yes it was egocentric of the bigger brother to take a larger cut, but it’s also egoistic of the younger to not be pleased with what is. He made a problem out of the situation that unfolded.
So we’re all basically egoistic in the end
Or not.. As we are not separate from the rest of the universe; you are a part of, made and formed by the universe, everything that happens trough you is the universe doing, it’s thinking, it’s thinking or it things. There is never YOU and YOURSELF that’s separate from everything else that takes a decision on its own.
Because you wouldn’t know of any decisions, how to act, words or even think if there where nothing in the universe to condition you, or affect you, then you just simply wouldn’t be.