1. I'm a Mammal, You're a Mammal
When you're ashamed of focusing on your own survival, remember that others are focused on theirs. We each have the limbic system common to all mammals. It releases happy chemicals when you promote your own survival, and unhappy chemicals when you see a survival threat. Everyone is trying to get more happy chemicals from their mammal brain. When you understand your mammalian motives, it's easier to avoid acting on them. If you refuse to acknowledge your primitive impulses, you may end up disguising them with fancy philosophy and letting them rule you. So accept your brain's survival focus, whether others do or not.
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