Selfish and selfless…

The sun sets on another day…

I thought about sunset a lot tonight but missed it and that made me a little sad. Still I know sunset was grand and I’ll see it tomorrow.

There are two words in the world you should always consider. They are selfless and selfish.

Selfless is defined as “concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own”

Selfish is defined as “lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure”

I know, another word lesson or another series of deep thoughts that really aren’t necessary. You would think everyone in the world knows what these two words mean but I’m not sure people do. You would think everyone in the world can be separated by just these two items but I don’t think that is possible either . Instead I think there are many people who are selfless. These are the people they try to make the people around them happy and compromise or cave far too often in order to give of themselves and not cause ripples or rifts. Selfless people are often the ones more concerned about others until they are virtually destroyed or treated so horribly did they finally just give up. Selfless people are the ones that save others, that become heroes, to join the military, become public servants, or generally find ways to make others happy.

Selfish people are full of excuses. selfish people are the ones don’t make a mess out of things that aren’t theirs. Selfish people cause issues in public places just because they know selfless people we’ll clean up after them. Selfish people try to control situations while selfless people try to diffuse those situations. Selfish people in relationships often talk about what they can’t do and why they can’t do it and in the process set everything aside in favor of what they want out of a relationship. Selfish people always want to know what’s in it for them and rarely care about anyone else.

Why does this matter?

I came across this situation today where there were significant damage’s done to things that were mine by someone who I tried to help. The more the day went on the more frustrated I got and as the day came to an end I had to set things aside in favor of straightening out my line of thinking instead of going further down an angry avenue. It makes me wonder how much effort is necessary before you throw up your hands and realize you’re not getting anything in return. Thankfully this situation is done but I learned and I thought a lot about selfish and selfless in the afternoon and evening.

So as the sun sets on another day don’t worry too much about all of this. Perhaps it’s just me today and all of the things I experienced today will be gone tomorrow. Still strive to be selfless and strive to make others the focus of happiness no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be selfless…


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