Selfishness is an evil.
If you are concerned with your own self-gain,
Somehow you have changed to a barbarian
Who tramples over mankind’s heavy-laden.
A bank robber who flees with plunder is
The same as the industrialist who
Produces material treasure; for each is
Only concerned with his self-interest.
That vicious comparison has been handed down
By the churches, and teachers who should know better.
Throughout the histories you and I have studied,
It is said there is no morality in a person’s life
Unless that life is devoted only to whims of others.
It then seems apparent that our endurance on this earth
Must be as slaves to those who, somehow, have higher rights.
Why are needs of these “others” of a more demanding
Rationality than our own existence?
Why are we morally forbidden the selfishness
Perfected by the godly?