ALTRUISM VERSUS EGOISM & LIFE (AND POSSIBLY RELIGIOUS INFLUENCES OR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD AND FORMATIVE YEARS) !

DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?  … WHAT DO YOU “POST” ON FACEBOOK MOST FREQUENTLY ABOUT?  ….

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‘I’M ‘STRAIGH,’ GOOD EDUCATION, NICE SALARY, NICE WIFE, NICE KIDS, NICE HOME, LIVE IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD – WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT “THE OTHER 98%–WHETHER BLACK OR WHITE?  … I GOT MINE – THEIR’S IS UP TO THEM INDIVIDUALLY.  WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE MAJORITY OF BLACKS STILL BEING IN POVERTY OR BELOW POVERTY LEVEL INCOME?

SAME SKIN COLOR DOESN’T MATTER WITH ME?  WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED WITH WHAT HAPPENED TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW DEAD IN THE PAST?  … I’M LIVING FOR THE PRESENT AND DOING FAIRLY WELL:

“I HAVE A NICE JOB, WATCH NBA GAMES REGULARLY,

AND HAVE LITTLE OR NO INTEREST IN THE PAST HISTORY OF BLACK PEOPLE OR THEIR CONTEMPORARY DISADVANTAGES …

BLACK AFRICANS STARVING IN AFRICA … MANY HOMELESS IN AMERICA …

WHY DOES IT MATTER WHAT SKIN COLOR THE EGYPTIANS HAD OR IF THEY WERE OR WERE NOT “BLACK AFRICANS”?

OR IF THEIR WAS AN AFRICAN CIVILIZATION BEFORE ANY OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS?  …

ALL THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME INDIVIDUALLY?

GET IT!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altruism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egoism

ETHICAL EGOISM:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethical_egoism

MY LIFE’S OK – LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO WORRY ABOUT ALL OR ANY OF THE ABOVE!

… GUILTY!  … NOT GUILTY!

ON THE OTHER HAND – THE PAST HAS A HELL OF A LOT TO DOWITH THE PRESENT – WHETHER YOU ACCEPT IT OR NOT!

 

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About Harold L Carter

Bachelor of Science, Columbia University Masters degree, Ohio State University Undergraduate National Officer, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Eastern Asst Vice President, when a student at Columbia University Profile Photograph: Mom & Me, when I was a graduate student
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