We live in a world that asks one huge question everyday....(how does this benefit me?) So many now dont think of others the way we used to. Like it or not the world has become a harsher colder place to live & we have to adapt. I always live by hope that there are plenty of people who enjoy doing for others & doing kind acts with no price tag attached.
Because people nowadays, particularly in the affluent Western world now have many material possessions and it seems to be a trait in human nature that the more they get the more they want or never satisfied. Materialism rules. It has become the symbol of success. But success is measured in many ways.
Cuz they have more things
Because of money
Cuz of money
Tough economic times
Same reason why people are more greedy today.
May be survival insecurities in this throat cut competition world.
Cuz they r growin up
Because people think they need to be but if we all shred a little bit the world would be alot better
Because some people don't care about others, they don't have much time are more worried about their self
I Guess Because They Are Becoming More Self Absorbed.. In A Way ..The World Gets More And More Hurried . With I Phones. I Pads. MP3 Players.. Blackberries No One Wants To Talk Face To Face Anymore It's All About Texting And Emailing. Maybe That's Why?
Because they are now saying "one for one,and all for me",peolpe used to say"one for all and all for everyone"
Please explain your idea of selfish first then i will give a answer according to your guidelines.people are not necessarily selfish but instead maybe it could be self preservation as people today are trying to survive paycheck to paycheck or day to day. So by your question you would have to give me your idea of selfish as in what setting/conditions you are saying people are selfish .what are the circumstances when you see selfishness from your viewpoint.in other words you may need to walk a mile in their shoes before saying they are selfish.