Cartoon of two boys. One is angry and says, “I’m mad! Why can’t the world do my bidding?”
Nobody like selfish people, do we? Of course, if we’re honest, we don’t like selfish people because we want to be the selfish person. All of us want to be king of the world and have everyone do their bidding.
There are seven billion potential dictators in the world, and I am just as selfish as the rest of them. There! I said it! confession is good for the soul, this morning.
The ironic thing about selfishness is the more selfish you are, the unhappier you are. We are all selfish because we want thing our way and we want to be happy. But it never works. Even if you get most of what you want, you’ll never get it all. And besides, you’ll never be happy if you make everyone around you miserable.
The only truly happy people I’ve seen have been the unselfish people. Ironic, isn’t it?