This is my first in my series on the five negative values. Selfishness may appear very early in children; particularly if sibling rivalry is involved. Of course, it can and is present in all ages. But it is a negative value that must be diminished and finally eliminated for us to reach a Heaven on Earth. We must, globally, recognize this quality as a value to combat, one by one. All human entities should be engaged in this worthy quest.
Now I don’t consider it selfish to strive for success and financial rewards as long as there is a balance with the positive values such as compassion. It takes another positive value—honesty—to root out our own selfishness and turn the tide to values like justice. Selfishness is not a value that will be eradicated globally in a very quick or easy fashion. But as President Reagan said, there are no easy answers, but there are simple answers.