Enlightened self-interest and the law of mutuality

Enlightened self-interest ought to leave itself behind, in a sense, because it turns out that, in many cases, the best way to help oneself is to stop thinking about what’s best solely for oneself.

It seems to me that the purest egoism puts away egoistic thoughts, and commits to people and causes that are beyond oneself, where there is a real risk to oneself.

To put it another way, egoism points beyond itself. I.e., egoism, followed cogently, happens to lead to the law of mutuality.

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