Since childhood we are taught that selfless activities - like helping people in need, are better than selfish activities - buying tons of candy for yourself !
But are these so called selfless activities really selfless ?
Some of them are obviously selfish ones - like when rich people give to charity and get extensive coverage for it and some of them are not so obviously selfish - like say in the case of anonymous donors who do not feel comfortable being recognized ....
But they remain selfish as long as they derive something out of it - recognition, fame or even a quiet warm feeling deep in your own heart.
Is a truly selfless act possible at all ?
What about the person whose concept of is self is so all-encompassing that he treats the whole universe as him-self. But wait a minute in that case it becomes a truly selfish act !
So I guess there is nothing that is truly selfless ....