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Selfishness

7 Ways to Care Rather Than Care-Take

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When we are care-giving rather than care-taking, we do these things willingly because it is loving to ourselves and to the other to do so, and we do not feel the resentment that we often feel when we give ourselves up to care-take.

It Was The Best of Times, The Most Indulgent of Times

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Young Americans have gotten a fair share of criticism in recent decades. For the harshest critics, it's a generation of narcissistic brats. Have they been spoiled by indulgent, overprotective parents, who lavished their kids with unearned praise? Or perhaps it's something else entirely.

To the Person in a Hurry

Rachael Clarke | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Clarke

I'm sure you were in a hurry. I'm sure you thought you could make it across the busy street. The street covered in morning traffic, in unplowed, powdery snow.

What's Better Than Bringing Home a Gold for Your Country?

Lisa Guest | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

If you just focus on yourself, that's a life. But if you do something that is bigger than you, that has a bigger effect than just you, it's really wha...

The Wisdom of Altruism

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

There are increasing signs that selfishness is winning out over altruism in this society. The trend isn't hidden. The backlash over Obamacare comes do...

At Thanksgiving, What's Your Life All About?

Judith Parker Harris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Judith Parker Harris

It's amazing how the struggle in your life will decrease when you realize life is not about you: It's about everyone in the world. Prejudice and bigotry will decline when sharing space becomes more important than 'my' space.

9 Differences Between Selfish and Selfless Leaders

Charlie Kim | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

Identifying the problem is 50 percent of the solution. Building a deep understanding of how things fail, helps us learn and grow from our mistakes.

Is It Rational to Be Selfish

Denise Cummins, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Denise Cummins, Ph.D.

The take-home message from this body of research is this: What counts as a fair transaction depends in large part on perceived relative social status -- where the parties stand in their perceived hierarchy and how they believe they got there.

Does Studying Economics Breed Greed?

Adam Grant | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

To figure out whether economics education can shift people in the selfish direction, we need to track beliefs and behaviors over time -- or randomly assign them to economics exposure. Here's what the evidence shows.

Collapse Your Favorite Duality

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

How do people get better (existentially healthier)? That is the question that I ask myself a lot. In the course of my clinical work as a psychologist I keep looking for formulas and models and recipes of wellbeing, for ways and pathways and roads to psychological sovereignty.

Reversing The Culture Of Greed

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Jung-kyu Kim

A culture of extreme individualism and profit-seeking has frayed our social fabric. To reverse the decline, we must discard the notion that greed is good.

The Wealthy Are Not Narcissists Despite New Report

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

The negative projections and derogatory labels placed on the rich are endless. One of the most common is that the rich are cocky, arrogant people who think they're better than everyone else.

'Asi Me Sakhā': A Personal Experience on Friendship

Parth Parihar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Parth Parihar

This past year at Princeton was a rather humbling and enriching one in general. One particularly important experience was gaining an incredibly inspirational and supportive friend -- someone who became my best friend by the end of the year.

Are You Sure You Want to Do That?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Deep down, you know what you do or don't enjoy -- whether or not you're ready to admit that to others and yourself.

WATCH: How To Put Yourself First -- Without Seeming Selfish

OWN | Posted 06.04.2013 | OWN

In his new book, "Life Code," Dr. Phil McGraw reveals his actionable rules for succeeding in the real world. It's not about sitting around and waiting...

Adam Grant: Who's Smarter, the Selfish or the Generous?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Intelligence and concern for others often go hand in hand. This doesn't mean it's wise to give away the farm. The key is to use our brainpower to make sure that our contributions to others don't come at the expense of our own interests.

When "It's All About Me" Is a Positive

Jana Novak | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Jana Novak

I understand the instinct: the need to connect, to empathize, to be a part of an experience. It's why we call them "shared experiences"; why we call them "national tragedies." In the nitty-gritty though, they are not. They are not shared and they are not national -- they are so very deeply personal.

Yes, Power Corrupts, But Power Also Reveals

Adam Grant | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Perhaps gaining power doesn't cause people to act like takers. It simply creates the opportunity for people who think like takers to express themselves.

Is Loving Yourself Selfish or Self-Responsible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

In one of my free webinars -- one that focused on what it looks like to love yourself -- Grant asked the following question: "Isn't it selfish and pa...

How To Take Control Of Your Feelings

Garret Kramer | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

The nature of your thinking (free and easy vs. bound up) creates your feelings. Your feelings create your mood. Your mood then perpetuates the nature of your thinking, forming a closed loop that is immune to the circumstances of the outside world.

The Key To A Clear Mindset

Garret Kramer | Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

The next time you aren't taking into consideration the feelings of others, it's perfectly normal and okay. Just remember, the self-centered feeling within you is actually your custom-designed reminder that it's you that is off, not the world around you.

Are You Selfishly Selfless?

Martha Boston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Boston

I no longer believe it's more blessed to give than to receive, nor more blessed to receive than to give. It is a selfish heart that refuses either giving or receiving, for to withhold one is to block the other.

'If I Love Myself, Won't I Be Selfish?'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Imagine what a wonderful world we would have if each person took responsibility for his or her own feelings and needs. When we take responsibility for ourselves, we can then share our love with others.

Can You Be Both Selfless AND Selfish?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was privileged and honored to deliver the keynote address recently at a local high school graduation. My marching orders were to deliver a generally inspiring exhortation on being selfless and giving back in seven minutes or less.

Propaganda War: Not Caring Is Not an Option

Dan Agin | Posted 06.10.2012 | Media
Dan Agin

The term "propaganda" is defined as information spread for the purpose of promoting some cause. The two main forms of political propaganda in America...