Examples Of Selfishness In Lord Of The Flies

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Author Stephen Kendrick once stated in his book The Love Dare,“Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.” Almost every iniquity in the world has been caused by narcissism. Selfishness thrives in humans, feeding off of their evilness. People forget that evil exists within themselves as well, not just their peers. Evil is a very loose term, however the most clear denotation of evil is selfishness. Selfishness is putting yourself before others. By having their own needs ahead of everyone else's, humans have contaminated the world with a cloud of corruption. This corruption explains why someone may cut in line to make sure they
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Another example is when people drive at excessive speeds, only worried about arriving somewhere on time rather than the safety of others. Although some presume human nature to be inherently good, humans are inherently evil because they are ultimately selfish.
Many argue that humans are inherently good. Altruism, or selflessness, is the core of goodness in humanity. Humans possess traits such as kindness, empathy, and compassion. These features support the argument that human nature is ultimately good. For example, in the novel Lord of the Flies, Golding writes “Piggy was … so full of pride in his contribution to the good of society … that he helped to fetch wood” (Golding 129). Here, the reader can see that Piggy is kind, diligent, and wants to

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