“Under every good deed there's some sort of selfish intention.”
That is the truth, and not just my opinion but factual.
If some one states they are not selfish in any way, there not telling the truth and if they believe it is the truth then they are blinding themselves from seeing it so they wont feel guilty over it.
Selfishness is the core reason for ANY drive or ambition in life, YOU WANT...and YOU NEED is generally selfish in most cases as well.
As for instance...
You want to give some one a million dollars (pretend you have that kind of cash) because there are so poor and you feel sorry for them...selfless right? Wrong! If would make YOU feel good to do that deed correct? Well that's not the only reason you did it, BUT it is PART of the reason, and therefore self gratification aka something for YOURSELF in turn selfish as it did not come to be given with %100 selflessness as you did get some thing out of it.
It makes you smile and feel good about it, no selfishness doesn't have to be big bad greed or such it comes in all levels. No matter what you do if you look at it from all standpoints then you will find that pretty much everything is this way and is inescapable, good or bad doesn't matter really Doesn't make one less of a good person to be selfish in ways, after all it is pretty much in our genes to want and need and yearn for just about anything.
It's a rather complex question and a good one, imo anyone who really doesn't have any drive or dreams or goals aka selfish "I wants" to better their lives or to just have, this is pretty sad to me in my view. I could not imagine not having any dreams and or goals to attain, for me that would rob me of all feeling of life and vigor.
Yes I want to make lots of money, buy and collect motorcycles and ride and modify them, polish them up and park them in a row in my big garage. I want a life where I don't have to worry about the next bill coming in, to be able to relax and indulge in my hobbies and have a much finer quality of life. If all this is selfish, well write me off as a evil selfish sinner lol because I love life and all my wonderful things that make me happy cause I earned them
I would rather see people happy even if it underprivileged me.