The 'Red Ball Argument' By Harry Browne

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Harry Browne says that all human beings are selfish in everything they do. He elaborates on this statement by saying; all humans selfishly pursue their own happiness. This way of thinking is an example of “X” thinking, in which you believe that humans are one thing and one thing only. Being an “A to Z” thinker, I believe that all humans can be whatever they choose. Browne is the creator of the idea known as the unselfishness trap, a trap people fall into when practicing unselfishness. It means that someone does unselfish things because they fear that if they do not, people will call them selfish. Browne uses an example known as the “Red ball argument” to explain the unselfishness trap. The “Red ball argument” states that if a red ball, representing
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