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Re: Karmic Psychology

Dec 29, 1996 00:27 AM
by Tom Robertson

On Sun, 29 Dec 96, John Straughn <> wrote:

>We were individuals long before we ever became self-conscious entities.

The idea that makes the most sense to me is that individualization marks
the graduation of part of a group soul of an animal into an individual
human being, and is the birth of the development of self-consciousness.

>The closest I may be able to come to
>agreeing with her is to say that selfishness *was* an inevitable side-effect
>to self-consciousness.

It is impossible not to be selfish.  Unselfishness is not a repudiation of
self-interest, but is an identification of self-interest with the interests
of others.

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