is all human action motivated by self-interest?

Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2009 09:27 am
I was wondering how long it would take for the non-dualists to attempt to hijack this thread.
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Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2009 10:19 am
I can only speak for myself, e.p. In a moment of cognitive insight, I realized that I wanted my children to be well so that I could be well and happy.

In another instance, when a bull on my ancestral farm was pawing the ground and snorting, I told my chidren to hide behind a tree. I then picked up a stupid stick and looked the bull straight in the eye intending to hit him on the ring in his nose. I told my kids to RUN, and I stood between them and the bull. I knew in that moment that I was ready to die for my children.

I feel that the situation is crucial to the explanation for all humans.
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