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  1. Willetta Avery:

    My advice would simply be to try not to be selfish, but as selfless as possible, because you're not just hurting yourself.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or cynicism, fear can feed our most selfish impulses and erode the bonds of community.

  3. Michael Roeske:

    There's a derogatory connotation that comes with the word selfish, as if somebody is making this decision typically for a pleasurable reason, maybe nearsighted is a better way of saying that their focus becomes really limited down to what's immediately in front of them. And they're not able to see the larger context of the history of their life, the relationships and the dimensionality of things.

  4. Mark Pocan:

    It is incredibly deceptive. If you can only try to win by lying to your future constituents, it’s kind of sad, right? and I just wish that Alan would not think about Alan for a change … unfortunately, some people are just very selfish.

  5. Former President Barack Obama:

    What we're fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life.


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