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On Selflessness

What if true selflessness doesnít exist?
When you do something out of the kindness of your heart,
Does it not give you a good feeling inside?
A rush of dopamine, perhaps?
A dose of oxytocin?
The happy chemicals
that flood your brain,
Could put a smile on anyoneís face!
So, when you do something out of the kindness of your heart,
Is it really an act of selflessness?
Or is it the chemical reward you chase?

So, you want to save the planet, do you?
Is it because you really care
 about the planet?
Or is it because you care about yourself,
And you donít want to lose the things you are attached to?
Because this IS your only home
With many things youíve grown to loveĖ
So, when you work to make the planet a better place,
Is it really about helping the planet?
Or is it about helping yourself?
Could a seemingly generous, beautiful thing?
Actually be an act of self-gratification?
NewBeginnings
Written by NewBeginnings
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Author's Note
Philosophical bit on selfless...I think too much :P

I'm just grateful that many people are driven to do good things in an attempt to be good and selfless!
Philosophical bit on selfless...I think too much :P

I'm just grateful that many people are driven to do good things in an attempt to be good and selfless!

Again, not really exactly a poem...
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