Selfish makes a man successful in life!?

@avimra (456)
India
February 9, 2010 11:09am CST
I read this words somewhere. I thinked about it. I felt it is somewhat true. It makes the people more successful in their life. But, its not fair, right? What you think about this?
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@phoenix8606 (4977)
9 Feb 10
Hi avimira! I don't think being selfish always leads us to some success in life. And if it is so then it leads us only to success in the career and not in love or friendships! Because being selfish will not find you friends or someone who will share his/her life with you, So better have no success in career, but being happy with someone you love and respect!
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@megamatt (14319)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Well those that are selfish mentally eliminate a lot of obstacles that might slow success down. So perhaps that is true to an extent. However, if a lot of toes are stepped on, that could come back to bite us. The top of the world can be a very lonely place. Getting there by selfish means could do more harm than good in the end. Sadly, though, being selfish does get things done quicker, even if it is not the nicest thing to think about.
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@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
9 Feb 10
Open mindedness and determination equal success; and a knowledge of when to look out for yourself and when to stand for someone else.
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@heroshen (146)
• Reunion
9 Feb 10
maybe true to some extend. is every man for himself after all. o.o so be it what he do, he must be selfish and only for himself.
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@tanchyka (213)
• Slovenia
9 Feb 10
During my elementary and high school years I was always the best in class or one of the best in the entire year. There wasn't such a competitive atmosphere then. But now, when I'm in college, everything has changed. The 180 students that I go to school with are one of the best students from all the schools across the country. We're all the same in that. However, some people keep getting better results, and some fail. Apart from that being because of the lack of will to study, I think it has a lot to do with being selfish. For example, we have a yahoo group to send each other emails, to help with assignments, to send each other old tests and exams from previous years. But most of the time, no one answers to your email. Even though they know the answer to what you are asking or they have the old exams that you need. That's because no one wants to help another student, they want to be the best in this year and if they have something good that's going to help them, they're not going to share it. I'm not like that, I always share all the answers and exams I get. However, the people that don't are usually successful. And it's the same when you start working too, selfishness does bring success. It's sad, but true.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
9 Feb 10
It all depends on what you consider "success". If your only measure of success is money and power than being selfish does help. However, I personally think there are more things to being a "sucess" than that. Many people consider Bill Gates to be a "sucess; but, from what I have heard his personal life is anything but sucessful. Mother Therea never had a lot of money or power; but, I think many people would consider her to be sucessful. Being selfish is not compatable with having real friends and a caring family. Without those, no amount of money or power will make a person truly successful.
@anurag3786 (6271)
• India
9 Feb 10
I think by selfish you can get success for sometime but one day you will get loose.. because a selfish man only can do his/her work but he/she never think for others helps.. an i think those person can get success soon in their life.. but also sooner they will get loose.. so i hate those peoples who are very selfish..thanking you and keep mylotting always..