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Jul 24, 2012

If the consequence of individualism lacked theoretical and empirical basis, a new discovery by scientists at the University of Sydney, Australia, isolated the selfish gene in female bees, for the first time. The concept that was just accepted, is now confirmed. This means that the selfish gene exists not only in theory but in reality and it can be housed in the core of my and your cells. 
There are traces of selfishness in every process of our evolution. Personal Interests were never extinguished, they are not even camouflaged. All societies have evolved and the ties that bind people together no longer exist. As members of the same society we should share common feelings and live harmoniously. But civilization has its imperfections and its dangers.
Selfishness separates the individual of the others, the person confines in himself and all horizons are closed. Any observer would confirm that we are becoming more selfish; bad manners and rudeness are evident. People work only for themselves, put their own needs before those of others, and try to distort the natural order of events in his favor almost every day. Everyone wants to be a unique individual in this world. That would not be a problem in itself, but we are 7 billion people on the planet, if everyone decides to go it alone, what will it be like?
In a study of the selfish behavior of social classes, researchers delivered a devastating verdict on the upper class of society. They found that the privileged people often behave worse than others in a variety of situations, with a greater tendency to lie, cheat, do not stop for pedestrians at intersections. 
Interesting to see how the effect varies according to cultures. In rare moments of research, both classes behaved the same.
We were always told not to be selfish because selfishness is a bad feature, however, contrasting the study presented above, the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GS, presented selfishness as a vital component of personal recovery and stated that individuals that act in their own interest, are more likely to gain prestige and recognition of leadership within their social groups than those with altruistic characteristics.
These results should not discourage people to demonstrate love and giving. This theory only explain how some individuals work in a competitive environment. In politics is well-founded the presumption that the public man who lets himself be corrupt, has selfish spirit since he acts to satisfy his self-interest instead of the collective ones.

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Posted: Tuesday July 24, 2012, 6:06 pm
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Wolfgang W. (199)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:45 am
The person confines in h e r self - not him, my dear!
The person is feminine.
People try to distort the natural order in t h e i r way, not in his.
After you corrected your errors, please delete my comment.

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