Being egotistic is not a sin, but not changing ourselves when we realized we are egotistic is…
Question from the Internet:
“From an egoist’s perspective, what is the true nature of guilt and what is the true nature of compassion?”
The most important thing we need to understand, first of all, is that we are all born inherently egoistic, self-serving, self-justifying, regardless of what we think about ourselves.
Most people do not know the true desires, intentions, forces behind their thoughts, actions, as the ego is very shrewd, and only in dramatic, or purposefully organized conditions does it reveal itself.
The second most important thing to understand is that being egotistic is not sinful or evil, as we are born with this nature, we had no free choice about it.
So there is no point in feeling guilty about being egotistic, as guilt, sin applies only to situations where we have the freedom to choose.
So true guilt appears only, when we already revealed our true nature and we also found a practical, purposeful that is capable of changing, complementing our original nature with “Nature-like”, selfless, altruistic intentions.
Only then will we be able to develop true compassion towards others as the changed, upgraded Human nature will make us able to make calculations, think, and act outside of the inherently egocentric, subjective intentions, program.