Most people love themselves more than others. It is entirely understandable, though it is self centred and egoistic. Human nature perhaps. Is it possible then, that if the concept of self is widen to include others, then the self centreness will be morphed into compassion and empathy for others? By changing the paradigm of “me against others”, to “us against others”, onward to “we against you”, and finally just “everyone against no one”, is it possible to change selfishness to selflessness?

I was very angry with someone recently. For the sake of this conversation, let’s just call him Ajit. I felt that Ajit is the one at fault here because he is being selfish and irresponsible. I’ve been doing my share of work but he didn’t and the fact that he’s constantly sick, and therefore can’t be healthy enough to do his fair share of work is just ridiculous to …