Self Fulfilling Assumptions
Daniel Loftin, Student (University), United States, Member
The notion that human beings are intrinsically selfish seems to me to have an ideological basis. The idea of divine bestowal of the power to bring change is ideological as well.
These sorts of ideological assumptions often have the capacity to become self fulfilling, since our beliefs often predicate our actions and social participation. Putting others above oneself is a perpetuation of the dominance/submission paradigm
which admittedly has plagued much of human society for millennia.