WORDS ON

THE EGOISTIC BEHAVIOR AND WHY IT'S COMMON NOWADAYS

@DURMONSKI

"To be an egoist refers not only to my behavior but to my character."

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Erich Fromm | To Have or to Be?

"It means: that I want everything for myself; that possessing, not sharing, gives me pleasure;"

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Erich Fromm | To Have or to Be?

"that I must become greedy because if my aim is having, I am more the more I have."

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Erich Fromm | To Have or to Be?

"I can never be satisfied, because there is no end to my wishes; I must be envious of those who have more and afraid of those who have less."

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Erich Fromm | To Have or to Be?

"But I have to repress all these feelings in order to represent myself (to others as well as to myself) as the smiling, rational, sincere, kind human being everybody pretends to be."

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Erich Fromm | To Have or to Be?

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Read my summary of To Have or to Be?:

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