we do not see things as they are,we see things as we are.

@ritzz07 (791)
India
April 24, 2011 4:52pm CST
so many times i felt like this we do think about ourself and not for others in short i want to say that we do look only one side of the coin and not the other,this isnt a selfishness,
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@DaDukeee (75)
• Romania
25 Apr 11
Yes I agree with you,this aspect of thinking and caring for ourself goes way back.I think it's a human condition self preservation.I tend to believe we are build like this,so calling it instinct or reflex works as well.Even if we don't realize it all the time,we still do it.People can call you selfish and all that,but I think it's somehow normal or unwilling.Care for those who help you they may want something in return in the near future.
@casualkT (141)
• Canada
25 Apr 11
It is hard to think about others when we don't understand them , and we don't think from their angle even if the point of view is clear , when there is no silver lining in my life , and all is lost even if I try to think of others , I cannot the pain is too great to overcome , but when we think from other perspective sometimes maybe there is just some confusion of who we are , seperated or whole and I feel that I will lose something which is myself
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
I don't think like that, I am always thinking "If I were him/her". but of course I do think for myself at first, then afterwards there goes the other person, no matter what the situation is. bah! I don't know how to put it in words. LOL
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
24 Apr 11
I a gree that we don't see things as they really are. we see things the way our mind wants us to see them. it is our own point of view that we sometimes can not get by. we should try to see things as they really are but our judgments can deter our path.
@misc11 (384)
• United States
24 Apr 11
I think we do see both sides of the coin, no matter what actions we take. I guess a good example of what I mean would be a father of ten children working seven days a week, 12 hours a day. He does not want to be working this much nor does he enjoy it, and he is not keeping any of the money for himself. All of it goes to his family and to feed his children. In this case, he is not thinking of himself at all but only of his family. But I also do think it is human nature to protect ourselves and make decisions to better ourselves.