The Ethics Of Ethical Egoism

959 WordsApr 6, 20164 Pages
The author talks about ethical egoism, he refers to the prescriptive or normative view. These types of views make you think about how one should act or how one ought to behave. Matters of this nature are always subjective because of how a person was raised might determine how one might act or behave. Depending on which part of the world you come from certain things would be expected of you in the manner of behavior and how one might act, but when we think from a realistic point, we asked the question, do people in general wish to help themselves overall? Then again we might ask, do people generally help other people from the heart? All these things are subjective, because people generally do things that might benefit themselves, but at the end of the day, we find ourselves being trapped with our own feelings and emotions because we’re are taught to love one another. Example, when I initially decided to take in foster kids, I was being asked by my mother to take the kids that she had for many years in her home, after she had become too ill to care for them. I really didn’t want foster kids, but as it turned out after doing it, I enjoyed having the kids in my home and being a positive role model for them, so that I might have a positive impact in the kids’ lives. Then again, I ask myself, had there been no monetary incentive, would I ever even considered doing it? I might have considered doing it on behalf of my mother and her feelings for the children, but without the
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