If we want to have a really good life, we need to be more selfish. As one the greatest thinkers of our time, quality management guru W. Edwards Deming explains:
Besides, as Joey from Friends explains, nobody can be selfless:
Well it is not that we can’t be selfless, it is more that being selfless is being selfish.
Coincidentally, when we are selfish and selfless, we create synergy because we help others do and and be better which helps all of us have a better life. Being selfish so we can be selfless makes synergy happen because we generate comprehensive improvements by creating pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless, synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits. If you read more of my posts you will see that this is what I refer to as the practice of paneugenesis.
In other words, following this logic suggests we need to be more selfish so we get better world for all to enjoy. I look forward to learning about the great selfish, selfless, synergistic things you do. If you want to know how, you can see examples at: My Sister Practiced Paneugenesis and Everything Benefitted!, How Helping Refugees is Good for Society, Why We Should Help Everyone & Everything Benefit!, Gender Equality is about Making Things Better, and Example of How to Practice Selfish Selfless Synergy or Paneugenesis. Many more posts share ideas, I encourage you to explore. Besides it is what we were designed to do so we could Thrive and not just survive as explained at: Biology & Evolution Make Us Selfish, Selfless, & Synergistic.
In the recent article, The Health Scare That Changed Starbucks CEO’s Perspective On Work it explains how its actions are practicing paneugenesis by using selfish, selfless, synergy:
Referencing various Starbucks initiatives that aspire to have a positive impact on society, Safian asked Johnson whether the company was engaging in do-goodism for its own altruistic sake, or because it’s good for business. “It’s both,” Johnson replied. “And that’s a beautiful thing.”
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