Can you do anything not selfish? Are there no real choices? My friend came up with this predicament. Everything we do is a selfish act. Every decision we make is one we want to make for ourselves. For example, I want to help out an old lady cross the street because I either want to do it to make myself feel better or do it so I don't feel bad if I don't do it at all. Both selfish acts. It's like everything we do is solely based on ourselves. Can you actually do something you don't want to do without someone forcing you to do it? Can you actually help someone just for the reason of helping them or is it because you want to make yourself feel good inside that you helped them?... Can you think of doing something that is not selfish? I've tried but everything I've come up with basically comes down to the point that it is selfish, except for the natural basic instincts like blinking.. etc.