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Selfish vs Selfless – It’s Important to Recognize the Difference

Published May 23, 2012 - 8 Comments

Selfishdevoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardlessof others.

Selflesshaving little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, money, etc.; unselfish.

Sometimes it’s easy to get confused when you hear either of these words.  Selfish.  Selfless.  They can sound pretty similar,  but their meanings couldn’t be any more polar opposite.  Of course, you know that already.  Everyone knows the difference between those two words.  That’s the easy part.  The hard part is actually recognizing the difference when you see one of those two behaviours.  Think you can spot the difference?  So did I, but guess what?  It’s not always as easy as it sounds.

Avoid people who put themselves first at the expense of others around them.  Embrace those who give freely while asking nothing in return.  Those are the people you want in your life.  They’re out there… you just have to recognize them when you see them…