The worst possible human flaw is selfishness. Although debate is welcomed, and many people might have their idea of many other possible damming flaws, selfishness still has a malevolent flatulence that only it can call its own.
My favorite selfish person is one that is also narcissistic. The kind of individual that hides his/her arrogance with altruism and portrays his/herself as a martyr who is fighting and sacrificing for a cause, when in reality is just seeking adulation and/or wealth
Selfishness transcends race, nationality and gender. It is never bad to be selfish by itself. After all, individuals have to look for their own interests but selfishness in excess is as vicious as violence and as repugnant as ignorance. The selfish person often uses both as weapons stop opposition. It hides under religions, laws, principles and moral codes to justify its ugly nature and give a positive spin to negative actions.
It touches everyone's life at the most basic level. From the people who do not pick their own trash in the park to those in government who stop the needed reform in health, immigration, social security and other important issues.
Everyone has the right to look for their self preservation. That is true, like the nigh is dark but selfish people are willing to destroy themselves and everyone around them to get what they want. They are unwilling to look at the other side. A gram of comfort is more important than the pain of suffering of their fellow human kind. They ask for everything each of us has to offer but curse like sailors when they are ask to give a little.
Sometimes, they are asked to give nothing but nonetheless they will destroy the whole world in a whim if someone is granted a basic simple right. Why is so wrong that homosexuals get married? Why is so wrong to adjust the status of people who are already working and contributing to the whole? Why let someone die in the richest country in the world because they cannot afford health care?
Sometimes I wonder who is the most selfish, the one who gathers around a crowd of fearful and hateful or the one who smirks at them as if they were silly baboons. The one who screams laud enough to shut the voices of many or the one who only rants in blogs...sometimes, I wonder if I am not the most selfish one of them all.