I'm just in a ranting kind of mood; it can happen after feeling particularly miserable. When people claim that they care about others more than themselves, whether they're referring to strangers or friends or family, I think it's nonsense. Maybe with the exception of their children, but is that really true, or are they merely conforming? I just don't see caring about yourself less than others as a good thing. I find that to be a sign of low self-esteem. Generally, I think people are either kidding themselves, or they're irrational. Before I get a generic "Do you have children of your own? Then you wouldn't understand--" no, I don't have children, and it's obviously a given that I don't understand, but that doesn't invalidate my opinion. Just to confirm, since ANYBODY can be reading this, I'm not a psychopath. I have loved ones, and I care about people when they're not on my shitlist, but to say that I'd die for someone... that would be far-fetched. Disregarding spur of the moment situations, would people die for others because they genuinely would rather die than have them die, or is an ulterior motive involved -- that they'd merely die for themselves because they wouldn't want to live with the guilt? Anyway, I was more so venting than looking for a discussion, but I welcome feedback, as long as I'm not being shit-talked. Hopefully I don't lose followers for this.