When our country wins a world cup match, be it Cricket or Soccer or any game, we all cherish when our respective nations win. We call ourselves patriots. 🙂 Well, we are! Of course. When our state wins a league or our IPL team wins, we cherish their victory too! Then we call ourselves as Fans! We are dedicated to where we belong, nothing wrong! 🙂 But face this also, we are selfish as well. We are selfish about our Nation! Think about the country which had lost! Those people are selfish about their country! 🙂
This is what we call as a collective-selfishness, a growth pattern of all civilized social groups of humans. More the civilization grows, the diameter of the collective circle will increase. So all the patriots are selfish, but collectively selfish about their motherland! The timeline of our evolution will explain this in detail.
We hunted as individuals, then a couple, then a family, then a group, then a village, rural town, city, province, country, continent… You can feel the degree of selfishness associated with each of these progressions. Animals mostly reached up to the stage of a group! That is the point we stood out from the animals. But we had complicated our grouping process with religions, castes, races etc. Thanks to those dead humans who had made those mistakes, because we are destined to learn from our mistakes.
So, what does this collective-selfishness symbolize? Well the feeling of Us – Ours is always on the rise. That’s the trend. It can never grow backwards! Long ago we occupied lands as nomads, then we created borders, fought numerous war to show the power to own, where still dogs and lions had peed to mark their territories, they do it still. But we are more civilized now, far wise with human rights and kindness holding key aspects of our lives. We no longer entertain any war explicitly over others’ lands.
Our selfishness is the key which brought us together and will guide us into the future. The key aspect is, not many of us realized this power of this collective-selfishness. So many of us are looking forward to go in the reverse direction to think just selfishly rather trying to expand our collective circle.
There will come a future where, no borders or no countries will exist. We may go as continents and then as one world-one humans. Our mother earth will force us to do it in the future! Her resources are planned in that way, our different culture point that direction, whether you see it spiritual or scientific, this will happen. The Unification. But that is at a long distance from now, we have a plenty of disputes and differences to settle. 🙂 So we will do all the stupid things to realize that we should not have done them and fought one another!
Then, We all will become more selfish for our Humans, our Animals and Our Earth! So if you are selfish about yourself, just expand it to your family, if you are selfish about your family, then expand it to your village, follow the sequence by expanding your selfish circle.
I am already feeling collectively-selfish as my Earth, my Animals and my Humans. Wherever you are reading this now. I have tons of love and compassion for you, my fellow human. But, I am bound by what the majority of the world now believes as rules, regulations, borders, etc. 🙂 So I am bound by those rules, just as you. Else I would love to play cricket with you, you could teach me to swim and we can explore together how beautiful the Kashmir valley is! So wait for the future, my friend 🙂
When someone talks about selfishness, remember and answer “Yes, I am Selfish, but collectively-selfish” Tell them this secret 😛